In search of a place of falling of “Progress” involved, the emergency force

В поисках места падения "Прогресса" задействовали силы МЧС

Mobile group of the Ministry of emergency situations inspected the territory around the four settlements of Tuva and found the wreckage of a cargo spacecraft “Progress”; having the search unit Radio technical air defense battalion of the Russian defense Ministry, told RIA Novosti the representative of EMERCOM of the Republic, Luisa Seville.

“To check the information about the possible fall of the wreckage of the transport spacecraft “Progress MC-04″ on the territory of the Republic of Tuva mobilized teams surveyed the area around the four settlements of the Ulug-Khem, Chaa-Khol and Sut-Khol district. As a result of the activities of the traces of the wreckage of the cargo of the spacecraft are not detected,” she said.

The Agency interlocutor added that in order to validate incoming messages from citizens on a telephone hotline of the MES of Russia in Republic ready to departure are the operative group of crisis management Center of EMERCOM in Tuva, consisting of 6 people and one piece of equipment, equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles.

“The interaction with the Radio division of the air defense battalion of the Ministry of defense, stationed on the territory of the Republic,” said Sevil.

Launched to the ISS cargo spacecraft “Progress-MS-04” crashed on Thursday evening at an altitude of 190 kilometers above the desolate mountainous terrain in Tuva, most of the fragments burned in the atmosphere. According to the source RIA Novosti, the wreckage fell in the 60-70 kilometers West of the city of Kyzyl in Tuva, messages on victims and destructions did not arrive. As the source noted, the accident occurred during the work of engines of the third stage, the first and second stages worked normally. To clarify the situation immediately was the interaction with all regions of the Republic to the place of possible falling were sent operative group of the fire garrison. At the moment the duty shift continues monitoring the situation, information is being gathered from witnesses. Information about the victims also been reported.

On Thursday evening the head of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool has urged municipalities to check the situation in their territories after the fall of “Progress”. Some of the inhabitants of Sut-Khol and Dzun-Khemchikskaya district of Tuva about 22 hours saw a bright flash, accompanied by a roar.