Devastating mudslide in Mount Elbrus stranded more than 500 tourists

Published on : Saturday, September 2, 2017

0a1a1-300x206Mount Elbrus has witnessed massive mudslide which resulted in the snapping of the communication links with the other major cities of Russia.


This devastating mudflow descended early on Friday in the Elbrus region of Elbrus District from the Adyl-Suu gorge.



More than 500 tourists including 133 foreign nationals are staying in the Elbruz district especially in Kabardino-Balkaria, where a powerful mudslide descended and declared as emergency in the state.



More than 224 people were staying at ten tourist facilities and at least 49 tourist groups consisting of more than 300 people, including more than 133 foreigners have travelled along the routes of Mount Elbrus, which is known as the highest mountain range in Russia and Europe.



A ministry spokesman said that the contacts have been established with the tourist groups and they are taken to the safe areas.



The rescuers evacuate tourists from the Terskol village to Tyrnyauz by Mi-8 helicopters. Some 114 tourists, including 67 foreigners, have been evacuated by seven flights.



A gas pipeline in the area was affected by the mudflow, and several settlements were left without power.



There are five settlements, home to more than 5,200 people, were cut off access to roads. The six settlements were left without power and gas supply. Power supply was restored to all those villages after long hours.



About 365 people and 50 pieces of equipment are dealing with the aftermath of mudslides to bring the normalcy of the area.




The military and the disaster management team suspended until the morning the search for three people who went missing. Three cars fell into a river because of the mud flow, there were five people inside and two people have been rescued.




The Deputy Head of the Elbrus Mountain Rescue Team of the Emergencies Ministry, Albert Khadzhiev said that the citizens from the six countries like Malaysia, Germany, US, China, Poland and Austria – are staying in the mudslide area of Elbrus.



He also added that the tourists would soon be evacuated from the Mount Elbrus area by three helicopters of the ministry.



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