“Tried to cross the ford”: what is known about the fatal accident on the Shui River in Tuva

In Tuva, a car with 12 people overturned into the water while trying to cross the Shui River. As a result of the accident, nine people were killed, including seven children, another one missing. The head of the region, Sholban Kara-Ool, said that the victims most likely went to healing springs in Dustug-Hemu. At the same time, small rivers overflowed their banks in the region due to rains, the republican Emergency Situations Ministry reported. The ministry called on drivers to observe safety measures when crossing over bridges and attempting to cross water bodies ford.


In Tuva, a car with 12 people turned over when crossing the Shui River. As a result of the accident, 9 people were killed, including seven minors, another person is missing.

“The investigation has information that two of the 12 people who were in the car survived. To date, 9 bodies have been raised to the surface - two women and seven children. The search for another person, presumably, the driver, continues, ”the statement says SU in the Republic of Tyva.

Earlier, the republican Ministry of Internal Affairs reported 10 deaths as a result of the accident. The Ministry of Emergency Situations dispatched a Mi-8 helicopter with rescuers, doctors and investigators to the site of the tragedy, the ministry’s website says.

The investigative committee opened a criminal case on the fact of the accident under Part 5 of Article 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic rules, which resulted in the negligence of the death of two or more persons).

“According to preliminary data, people in a car tried to cross the Shui River ford, as a result of which the car overturned,” the IC website says.

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Investigators stressed that the place of the tragedy was in a remote place, but because the staff had to use a helicopter and special vehicles to get there.

TASS, citing a source in the traffic police, said that the crossing was carried out in a place not equipped for this purpose.

"Find out if the danger remains"

The group returned from a shepherd camp - a nomadic camp away from the cities. This was reported by a relative of the victims, the former deputy chairman of the administration of the Bai-Taitinsky region of Tuva, Nelli Idam.

“These are my relatives - husband and wife. With my wife was her sister and their mother. Three children in one family, three - in another ... They were returning from the shepherd's camp. All the bodies were found, only they clarify the names of the children, ”she told TASS.

The head of Tuva, Sholban Kara-Ool, said that, presumably, they were traveling from the village of Teeli to the arzhaan (a source of healing water - RT), known in Tuva, Dustug-Hemu. According to the information on the website of the Bai-Tite region, to get there from the village of Teeli, it is necessary to cross the Shui River.

“They were traveling from the village of Teeli, most likely, to arzhaan Dustug-Khem. Urgently sent a group of specialists of the Civil Defense and Emergencies Service with special equipment to carry out urgent organizational actions on the spot, including the Ministry of Labor is obliged to carry out social work. I grieve with the residents of Bai-Taiga, I ask you to fasten relatives and friends, ”he wrote in his page on Vkontakte.

The district administration’s website reports that there is no cellular communication in the territory of Arzhaan, and to get to it, it is necessary to cross the bridge over the Shui by jeeps, after which 6 km to move on horseback or on foot.

Sholban Kara-Ool reported that a dangerous situation persists on the rivers in the republic due to heavy rains.

“I set the task to find out how often people drive this way, whether the danger remains for local residents. In any case, fellow countrymen, I ask once again to be vigilant on the rivers, because of heavy rains the water level grows in a matter of hours, and the current increases with terrible force, ”the head of the republic emphasized.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations warns about the rise due to rains of the water level in small rivers of Tuva. On the website of the department published a call for residents to observe safety precautions when passing through the ford, as well as on bridges.

“In order to prevent accidents, the General Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Tyva asks citizens to comply with all measures of safe staying near water bodies, moving across bridges, including wading into water objects,” the department stressed.

The Minister of Road Transport of the Republic of Tyva, Oleg Badi also called for caution on the roads.

“In some kozhuuns (districts - RT ) of our republic, due to the deterioration of weather conditions, there are washouts of entrances to bridges and on some roads in municipalities. Announced high alert mode! The request of the residents of the republic to be extremely cautious and without special need not to travel to hard-to-reach places, ”he wrote on his page in“ Vkontakte ”.

ref: russiart