In Yaroslavl, the river tram Moskva-208 crashed into a concrete pier while mooring. The incident is reported by the mayor of the city Artem Molchanov and TASS. The city has declared a state of emergency.
“Today, at about 11:30 on the Tveritskaya embankment, river transport ran into a stone fence. As a result of the incident, 12 people sought medical help, seven were hospitalized,” Molchanov said in his Telegram channel.
Later, the mayor, with reference to the city depzdrav, clarified that one victim was hospitalized, the other two were taken to the hospital named after. Solovyov, was released for outpatient treatment.
“Also now, two children are being examined in the emergency room of the regional children’s hospital, the issue of their hospitalization is being decided, two more are receiving medical care at the emergency room,” the post says.
The Regional Ministry of Emergency Situations confirmed the fact of the incident to TASS. According to the agency, there were 103 people on the ship. The river tram did not receive significant damage: “He buried his nose in a concrete pier. No leaks, no holes.”
The regional department of the Investigative Committee began an investigation into the incident, the investigators went to inspect the scene, a set of verification measures was organized to establish the circumstances.
“No one understood that there would be a collision”
There were no official reports on the causes of the accident yet. Eyewitness Elena, who saw the collision from the banks of the Volga, told the Yaroslavl portal Yarnews that the passengers of the ship did not suspect anything until the last moment.
“My child and I filmed a video, another child prepared fishing rods. Then I look: the ship just appeared so quickly, got into the frame. And I look – people did not even understand that they were going to the shore, let’s wave to us. Naturally, I stand in response, wave, everyone is happy. Nobody understood that there would be a clash now, ”the portal quoted her as saying. There are children among the dead. What is known about the accident with a bus from Moscow on the Kavkaz highway A tourist bus from Moscow got into an accident in Dagestan on the R-217 highway… 21 June 23:22
She added that immediately after the collision there was a lot of screaming, especially children’s. Some of the passengers showed that they were injured.
Causes of the accident
After the accident, Elena went to the ship to help the victims if necessary.
“They said: we were driving, we were sitting not far from the captain’s place, we looked, the ship was close to the shore, and the captain got out and went somewhere. And then already half a minute and a collision.
Portal 76.ru cites the words of the ship’s passenger. He said that the ship was moving at too high a speed and at some point it began to heel closer to the shore.
“The speed of the ship was quite high, to be honest. Was embarrassing me. Then we swim towards the Tolga Monastery, it is getting more and more right, closer to the shore. People were swimming there, two older women, we are no longer swimming on them. Then we hit. I stood with two children, they are now in the hospital. I could not hold on with both hands: I held one in my arms, the other held. The eldest hit hard, although she held on herself, ”the man said.
Passengers also told the portal that they were not warned about what was happening: “The motor seems to have failed. The main paradox, before crashing, no one said anything over the speakerphone. “Hang on” or something. Now let’s go to the mayor’s office of Yaroslavl to sort it out.” “Blood was pouring from above.” 40 years of a terrible disaster on the ship “Alexander Suvorov” On the evening of June 5, 1983, one of the largest river rivers in the USSR happened on the Volga … 05 June 15:10