Monday, April 13, 2015

In Khakassia mourning for those killed in fires

In Khakassia mourning for those killed in fires

April 14, 2015, 1:16
In Khakassia mourning for the victims of the fires.

Photo: Paul Andreychuk / RIA Novosti

"On April 14, the Republic of Khakassia will be declared a day of mourning for those killed in a fire that occurred on April 12 in connection with the difficult fire situation and unfavorable weather conditions," - said in a statement on the website of the government of the republic.

This day in the republic will be canceled all entertainment events and transfer.

As a result of fires in Khakassia killed 23 people, another was missing.Fire damaged, at least 900 people. 102 victims went to the hospital for help.
Meanwhile, the area of ​​forest fires in Siberia over the weekend has increased more than 12 times - from 0.8 to 9.7 thousand. Hectares. In Khakassia burns more than 5.5 thousand hectares of forest. In addition, the fires are in the Trans-Baikal region (3 thousand. Ha) and the Krasnoyarsk region (0.9 thousand. Ha) in the Republic of Buryatia (161 ha), Altai (48 hectares) and Tyva (7 ha).

For the past day on forest land in the Siberian Federal District eliminated 53 forest fires in the area of ​​1.2 thousand hectares in the Trans-Baikal and Krasnoyarsk regions, the Republic of Buryatia, Tuva and Khakassia.

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