After the launch at Baikonur killed the driver of the truck

After the launch at Baikonur killed the driver of the truck

The accident occurred in the Kazakh steppe after a missile launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome. When extinguishing a dry grass caught fire because of the fall of spent rocket stages, killing the employee of JSC “NPO “Mashinostroyenia”. About it reports a press-service of the Roscosmos.

“After a successful 14 June 2017 launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz 2−1A” transport cargo ship “Progress MS-06” on the ISS side blocks of the carrier rocket fell in a given impact area at a distance of about 50 kilometers West of the city of Zhezkazgan (Republic of Kazakhstan). Ground search team, in collaboration with the Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan immediately began to work.

Due to difficult weather conditions in the region of the lateral blocks (34 degrees, wind gusts up to 15 m/sec) in the Outback has been a Prairie fire. Threats to the population there, the fire is extinguished.

According to available information, when extinguishing the fire killed the driver of car KAMAZ, the employee of JSC “NPO Mashinostroyenia”.

JSC “NPO Mashinostroyenia” (not included in the state Corporation “Roscosmos”) works to ensure operation of the impact areas. KAMAZ truck covered with flames in the result of a particularly strong gust of wind, — stated in the message.

Additional information about the incident gives the Committee of emergency situations, Ministry of internal Affairs of Kazakhstan.

“At 18:04 on 14 June in the Central point of fire communication of unit No. 2, fire service and rescue works of emergency Department of Karaganda region received a report from management on emergency situations of the city about 20 km South-West from the village Talap due to separating from parts of the rocket there was a fire of dry grass. The fire from his injuries died a citizen born in 1964, citizen of 1968 year of birth — admitted to the hospital, which carried out the collection of separable parts of launch vehicles”, — said Kazakh media Agency spokesman Ruslan Imankulov. Just extinguish a steppe fire was attended by 61 people and 22 units of equipment.

“Roscosmos” expresses condolences to the families of the deceased.