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A fire train extinguishes the fire of the training tank with diesel fuel in Mogilev

Today Mogilev held the joint tactical exercise of the regional emergency situations officers and Mogilev’s specialists of the Belarusian Railways. According to the plan, there was a descent of a cargo train at the railway station “Mogilev-2”. The train had a tank with diesel fuel, several covered cargo carriages, one passenger carriage. Following the disaster the tank was destroyed; diesel fuel poured from it and caught a fire. Consequently, the fire spread over the passenger car with two people inside.

The circumstances of the disaster were close to real ones. When the rescuers arrived the passenger carriage had already burst into flame. It took about half an hour for three rescue subdivisions to extinguish the fire. The passengers were the first to be rescued.

According to the second plan joint efforts of the emergency situations officers and railway specialists were to extinguish the fire of the diesel tank. The operation was followed by the arrival of chemical rescue specialists who stopped a diesel fuel leak and neutralized dangerous chemicals.

Konstantin Ivanov, deputy chief of Mogilev regional emergency situations office, the target of the exercises was to train search-and-rescue specialists to carry out search-and-rescue works, rescue people, extinguish the fire and liquidate emergency situations.

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