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Be-200 plane of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has arrived on Kamchatka from Khabarovsk
A Be-200 plane of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has arrived on Kamchatka from Khabarovsk with a load of humanitarian aid for the quaked localities of the Koryak Autonomous Area, Roman Baikalov, the Deputy Head of the Chief Department for Kamchatka Region of the Ministry for Emergency Situations, told Itar-Tass. The load includes tents, warm clothing, stoves, lightening equipment, medicines and food products. The plane also brought there a team of rescuers from the Far Eastern Centre of the Ministry for Emergency Situations, led by Centre Chief Viktor Kapkanschikov. One more plane of the said ministry will shortly arrive at the airport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky from Khabarovsk with more aid on board. Another plane of the ministry is to fly here from Moscow on Saturday morning. It will bring still more aid to the population of the quaked localities of the autonomy. The earthquake of 7.9 points on the Richter scale occurred in the area of Cape Olyutorsky, which is in the eastern part of Kamchatka, at 03.25 Moscow time on Friday. It was followed up by several more tremors. According to the information received from the Far Eastern Regional Centre of the Ministry for Emergency Situation, seven people were injured. There were no reports on anybody killed. All in all, there were 11,885 inhabitants of the Koryak Autonomous Area in the calamity zone. Eleven inhabited localities were hit. The heaviest quake was recorded in the settlements of Korf and Tilichiki. Some buildings were partially ruined there and normal life of the population was disrupted – they were left without any electricity and heating. There is no water supply in Tilichiki. The runways of the local airport were heavily damaged. The population of those settlements and of other inhabited localities were moved to higher up places, where tent camps were pitched and hot food supply stations were opened. The rescuers are delivering fuel for primitive metal stoves and mini-power stations. An emergency situation regime was announced in the region. Urgent work to restore the electric transmission lines and water supply systems is under way in the quaked settlements. The group of forces and means of the Ministry for Emergency Situations is being reinforced in the calamity zone. More than one thousand people are taking part in the effort to do away with the consequences of the earthquake and to aid the population.
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