State of emergency canceled in Khakasiya
KRASNOYARSK. Aug 27 (Interfax) - The state of emergency, which was declared in the Republic of Khakasiya after the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant disaster, will be canceled on August 28.
The decree to cancel the state of emergency has been signed by the republic's President Viktor Zimin, Irina Butenko, a spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry's department for Khakasiya, told Interfax.
"The state of emergency has been canceled due to the completion of the rescue operation and other urgent work at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant and the beginning of the rebuilding work," Butenko said.
The Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant disaster occurred on August 17. As a result, the plant operation was halted and the machine hall was destroyed. Seventy-one people were killed and four are listed as missing. A state of emergency was declared in Khakasiya in the first hours after the disaster.