In the Irkutsk region the truck with the camel got in an accident

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in Photobacterium. Archival photoIn the Irkutsk region the truck with the camel got in an accident© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The truck transporting camels during a tour of the Sochi circus in the Irkutsk region, was involved in an accident, the rescue operation lasted eight hours, said the interior Ministry in the region.

«Eight hours was taken by the operation to rescue the camel, the victim in dorozhno-transport incident in Ust-Ilimsk district», — stated in the message.

According to authorities, the circus of Sochi, heading for performances in Zheleznogorsk-Ilimskiy. The driver of the truck with camels Slavik and Sergey, following from Omsk in the wrong direction. At 23.00 (18.00 GMT), after 180 kilometers in the direction of Ust-Ilim, he is on a slippery road and slid into a ditch and overturned the vehicle. A camel named Serge died, the second animal was not injured.

The crew of traffic police and emergency workers arrived on the scene with fire hoses raised Slavik on his feet so he could get out of the crumpled box. Find trucks for transportation of a camel in the night failed and «caravan» headed fire engines followed in the nearest village Educhanka. Employee of the circus followed the camel, taking care of animals.

«The procession started at 2am and ended at 7am. During this time, the camel traveled more than 20 kilometers. The animal was placed in one of the warm outbuildings firehouse. It eats, and receives guests – the local children, whose appearance in the village of «ship of the desert» became a sensation», — stated in the message.

The rescue operation took place in conditions of severe Siberian frost. In Educhanka on the night of 6 December, the thermometer fell to minus 40 degrees.