Six tourists from Moscow were in the Eastern Sayan, near the settlement of Orlik, in the mountains when an avalanche came down. Senior tour group died, five of his friends awaiting the help of rescuers in a tent camp.

According to the information of EMERCOM of Buryatia, the message about the incident was received yesterday, March 1. For the evacuation of the bodies of the deceased were involved rescuers Buryat Republican rescue services with necessary equipment and facilities.

The TV channel LifeNews found out the names of the tourists. Killed Andrey Zaitsev was born in 1980. With him in the mountains was Anton Starkov, Alexey Sasov, Aleksey Antonov, Yuri Galachyants and Andrey Filatov.

The group was followed from the village of Orlik in the Valley of the volcanoes. During the route the tourists were supposed to be from 21 February to 7 March. Tourists were officially registered before the release and stayed in touch. The rescuers reached them on snowmobiles from Tunkinsky district.

In the coming days in the mountains of Northern Baikal and Muya regions of Buryatia and in Eastern Sayan mountains the risk of avalanches. Local residents and tourists from other regions are asked to refrain from Hiking in the mountains.

In the MOE remind youthat the stability of snow is influenced by snow, Blizzard, rain, thaw or warm winds. In this regard, for a day or two prior to travel should check the weather and avalanche to clarify the situation.




In Buryatia in an avalanche killed a senior tour group from Moscow 02.03.2016

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