Due to the falling pieces of the rocket from Baikonur there was a fire with the dead
Moscow. June 15. INTERFAX.RU — One person was killed and one injured from a fire in the steppes of Kazakhstan in Karaganda region, resulting in the fall of parts launched from Baikonur of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a”, has informed the official representative of the Committee of emergency situations, Ministry of internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov.
“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 carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” from the cosmodrome “Baikonur” transport cargo ship “Progress MS-06″ in the planned drop zones there was a fire of dry grass,” Imankulov said on Thursday.
According to him, in 19:25 received a message that the steppe is burning near the highway Zheskazgan-Kyzylorda at around 40 km from Zhezkazgan city.
“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 detachable parts of carrier rockets”, — informed the representative of Department.
According to Imankulov, just the elimination of fire were involved 61 people and 22 units of equipment, including Russian.
“At 01:20 the fire was localized. 03:31 the fire was liquidated”, — he added.
The representative of the Committee of emergency situations added that “information about the content of harmful substances the type of heptyl in the falling of the rocket is not reliable.”