Car ac­ci­dents in­crease due to snow storms in the coun­try­side


The Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency re­ceived al­most 1,000 re­ports about car ac­ci­dents caused by frozen or slip­pery roads, ve­hi­cles stuck in snow, and other car-re­lated trou­bles af­ter heavy snow­fall and snow­storms on Oc­to­ber 7.

Emer­gency work­ers have res­cued a to­tal of 1,349 peo­ple and pulled out 242 stuck ve­hi­cles from snow on Oc­to­ber 8.

NEMA work­ers man­aged to suc­cess­fully carry out the fol­low­ing res­cue mis­sions:

• On Oc­to­ber 8 at 00:10 a.m., emer­gency work­ers pulled out six ve­hi­cles, car­ry­ing 22 pas­sen­gers, from snow in Mungutiin Shu­uduu area in Bayan-Ulaan baga, lo­cated 58 kilo­me­ters north­west of Tset­ser­leg city of Arkhangai Province.

• On Oc­to­ber 8 at 09:00 a.m., a res­cue team pulled out five ve­hi­cles car­ry­ing 25 peo­ple, from snow in Tsagaan Davaanii Ar in the 1st baga of Er­deneb­ul­gan soum in Arkhangai Province. Some of the ve­hi­cles had crushed into the side of the road due to icy roads and oth­ers were com­pletely cov­ered in snow. • On Oc­to­ber 8 at 09:00 a.m., 33 emer­gency work­ers of NEMA and three of­fi­cers from Unit No. 303 unit of the Mon­go­lian Armed Forces pulled out 120 ve­hi­cles us­ing nine trucks and res­cued 613 peo­ple. • On Oc­to­ber 8 at 09:11 a.m., an emer­gency team de­parted to Kharaa baga’s Khus­tain Davaa, Seterkhiin Khutul, 124 Davaa and Takhiltiin Davaa, and Gonir baga’s Buu Bulgiin Davaa in Bayan­gol soum in Se­lenge Province fol­low­ing re­ports about car trou­bles due to snow­fall and icy roads. Twenty-one emer­gency work­ers pulled out 102 ve­hi­cles out of snow us­ing four trucks and res­cued 443 peo­ple.

• On Oc­to­ber 8 at 10:45 a.m., nine ve­hi­cles were pulled out of snow, res­cu­ing 42 peo­ple in Gavsh­gai baga of Saikhan soum in Se­lenge Province.

• On Oc­to­ber 8 at 4:40p.m., the po­lice re­ceived a miss­ing re­port about a 26-yearold man and 16-year-old boy who were herd­ing in Khun Chu­luu­tiin Khushuu area in Gonir baga of Bayan­gol soum in Se­lenge Province. Fol­low­ing the re­port, the Se­lenge Province Emer­gency Depart­ment dis­patched a search party and found the two men in Shavar Kherem area in Sum­ber soum of Tuv Province. They have been re­united with their fam­ily, ac­cord­ing to NEMA.

NEMA com­mended the 86 emer­gency work­ers who were on duty last Sun­day, as well as lo­cal vol­un­teers who helped pull out ve­hi­cles stuck in snow and clear snow from roads.

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