In Rostov-on-don sank part of the pontoon bridge

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotobounce helicopter on the don river and Rostov-on-don. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/11/aa5671cff55a55f63ca67591da0efeb3.jpg" alt="In Rostov-on-don sank part of the pontoon bridge" />© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Part of the pontoon bridge that connects Green island in Rostov-on-don, sank on Sunday, rescuers carry people in boats, told journalists the representative of GUMCHS in the Rostov region.

«At 17.05 MSK received information that in the Rostov-on-don was the flooding of the two bays of the pontoon bridge at the site of the 29th line. To transport people from the island … involved five boats,» — said the representative of the rescue Department. He did not specify the cause of the flooding of the bridge. To date, according to him, carried more than 200 people. No one was hurt.

«It is expected the arrival of engineering equipment to lift the sunken sections of the pontoon bridge. Work is underway to pump water from pontoons and lift from the water,» — said the representative of the regional cupola.

On the place there are rescuers and a task force of the Ministry.