Holidaymakers in the area of landslide in the Elbrus region are 22 children

Holidaymakers in the area of landslide in the Elbrus region are 22 children

NALCHIK, September 2. /TASS/. More than 20 children are reported among tourists in the Elbrus region, where on the night of Friday descended powerful mudflow. Only in the area of emergency remain 382 people, reported the press service of EMERCOM of Kabardino-Balkaria on Saturday.

On 1 September, the Ministry of emergency situations reported on seven children among the more than 500 tourists and vacationers in the place.

“As of 00:01 GMT 2 Sep continuing work on elimination of consequences of mudflows in the Elbrus region. Only in the Elbrus region, starting from the village of Upper Baksan and above to Azau valley, was 382 people, including 22 children,” — said in the message.

In tourist groups on mountain routes — 66 foreign nationals, said in the MOE.

Friday in the CBD descended powerful mudflow. The zone to the landslide hit the pipeline, without gas supply remained settlements Terskol, Tegenekli, Elbrus and Upper Baksan, Neutrino and the resort Elbrus. The region introduced a state of emergency.

According to the MOE, during a landslide fell into the river with three cars in which there were five. Two people were rescued, the search for three continues, among the missing — the head of rural settlement Elbrus Mussa dzhappuev, who first arrived at the emergency. As reported earlier, the head of administration of the Elbrus district Kanshaubii Zalikhanov, in the area blocked due to degradation of the roads of the resort Elbrus can be about 7.7 thousand people. During the day from the disaster zone were evacuated 114 tourists, including about 50 foreigners.