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Three sinkholes under the ice occurred on Lake Baikal in just a day
In the Irkutsk region, rescuers went out three times per day to help those who fell through the ice. One person could not be saved.
According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry's Directorate for the Irkutsk Region, the tragedy occurred in the area of the Oto-Khushun Cape in the Maloe More Strait of Lake Baikal. Two men fell through the ice on a Ural motorcycle. They were able to get out of the icy water, one of them headed towards the coast. It took the rescuers about three hours to find the place of the failure: one of the men was found dead.
The thickness of the ice at the place of the sinkhole was only 70-XNUMX cm, and the depth was about XNUMX meters. An inspection is carried out upon the incident.
Another incident was provoked by the owner of the guest house. He decided to ride his guests on the ice - tourists from Orel. But a jeep with six people also fell through the ice. All passengers managed to get out of the car, the ice thickness at the place of the sinkhole was ten cm. In another case, hummocks prevented the victims from finding the victims - they had to connect the coast guard to find the place of the sinkhole 25 km from the coast.
As noted by Mikhail Grudinin, senior state inspector for small boats of the Malomorsky inspection area, this year the ice on Lake Baikal has not yet risen. Due to stormy winds, ice fields are destroyed, cracks and hummocks are formed. Therefore, going on the ice is now prohibited.