More than 75 thousand people in Penza were left without heat because of the accident

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In Penza after the break of the tubing were left without heat and hot water more than 75 thousand people, living in 470 high-rise buildings. In liquidation of consequences of emergency situations involved more than 200 people, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.

Currently in the Penza 20 degrees below zero. The total population of the city is about 520 thousand people. In addition to residential houses in Railway and October areas, the heat is off in nine schools, 13 kindergartens and seven hospitals.

The reason for three breakthroughs in the heating duct steel hammering. Initially it was reported that water hammer occurred due to earlier accident on the city, CHP-1, however, the energy Ministry has denied this information.

The place of breakthroughs have already been discovered. Is reconnect damaged sections, the redundant circuit. Work is being done around the clock in shifts for lighting in dark hours the light tower.

“The evening was a meeting of the Commission on emergency situations of the Penza region, the Governor of the region holds a situation on personal control”, — said in the MOE.

Restoration of a heat supply of consumers is expected by 9:00 Friday, January 27.

Earlier on Thursday in Penza CHP was an explosion, presumably of gas-air mixture. After that, in the area of 600 square meters, collapsed the metal structure. Killing one person.