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A poisonous gas leak occurred on a ship in the Kerch Strait

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In the area of ​​the port of Kavkaz (Kerch Strait), a high alert regime has been introduced due to the threat of the spread of a poisonous substance in the air, the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Krasnodar Territory reported.

On February 19, on the Panamanian dry cargo ship April, the crew was poisoned, one person died, the rest of the crew were hospitalized in the Temryuk Central Regional Hospital. The dry cargo ship is anchored in the port of Kavkaz, the reasons for the crew’s poisoning are being investigated. According to preliminary data, the ferrosilicon cargo on board the vessel got wet and caused the release of poisonous gases into the air.

According to the rescuers, at the moment there is no threat to populated areas in connection with the emergency on the ship in the Kerch Strait, however, local authorities are preparing to evacuate the population in case the situation worsens. Rescuers check the warning systems and prepare places in evacuation points, which may need up to 7 thousand. 150 people of the Emergencies Ministry personnel and 86 pieces of equipment are concentrated at the scene.

Anna Perova, Krasnodar

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