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MOSCOW, September 1. /TASS/. Rescuers have established contact with all the tour groups, which are in the mountains in the Elbrus district of Kabardino-Balkaria, where he descended mudflow. About TASS reported the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.

Ten camp sites were 224 people on routes on mount Elbrus – 49 groups totaling over 300 people, including 133 foreign citizen. “With the tourist group connection, providing them with support and withdrawal to safe areas,” – said the representative of the MOE.

It is reported that organized the evacuation of tourists from the village of Terskol in Tyrnyauz with the help of helicopters Mi-8. Currently seven flights evacuated 114 people, including 67 foreign nationals .

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As a result of the mudflow damaged eight sections of the roadway of the Federal highway Cool – Baksan – Elbrus with a total length of more than three kilometers, was cut off five settlements with a population of more than 5.2 thousand people, including 977 children, as well as camp sites and tour groups. Six settlements were broken power – and gas supply. In all localities the power supply is restored in full.

“To cut off the settlements have a supply of food, fuel and lubricants, and medicines, at the moment developed the full life support of the population”, – said in the MOE. For delivery of medication, food and supplies and the evacuation of tourists from the severed settlements organized an air bridge, three helicopters Mi-8 (two EMERCOM of Russia and one of Regardie).

The effects of the disaster eliminate the 365 people that use almost 50 units. “Increase of ground and aviation groups,” concluded MOE.