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Arena Ugra is out of danger


The drill of the Federal Rescue Service officers is going on in Khanty-Mansiysk on the venues and building that will be used during the forthcoming Deaflympics. This time the actions took place in the cultural and entertainment complex “Arena Ugra” that will host ice hockey tournament of the Games.

According to the background story, the ceiling of the complex has collapsed, the territory of collapse was 1,5 thousands square meters, electric lines were damaged which caused fire on VIP stands of the venue. According to the latest information some people were left under the debris.

Fire brigades of Khanty-Mansiysk in cooperation with rescue service workers, medical aid, electric team and other field services were involved in the drill.  The total number of people participating in the rescue mission was around 150 people. The analysis of the drill will be given later.

The next drill of the Federal Rescue Service in planned in the middle of March. The fire brigades will work on the territory of the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny Urman”.

It is to be reminded that the Winter Deaflympics will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk from March’28 till April’05. The competitions will take place in 5 disciplines – snowboard, ice hockey, cross-country skiing, curling and alpine skiing. 26 national teams will participate in the Games. The national team of Russia includes 76 athletes from 16 regions of Russia.


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