20 Dec 2022 18:19

Gas transport being carried out in full via parallel pipelines following accident in Russia's Chuvashia

MOSCOW. Dec 20 (Interfax) - Transport of gas to consumers is being carried out in full through parallel pipelines following a pipeline accident in the Russian internal republic of Chuvashia, the press service for Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod told journalists.

According to the gas company's official information, loss of containment and a fire occurred on a section of the Urengoy-Center-2 pipeline at 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday in Chuvashia's Vurnarsky district.

"The damaged section of the pipeline was swiftly contained. Transport of gas to consumers is being ensured in full via parallel gas pipelines," the press service said.

A Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod emergency response team swiftly arrived at the scene of the incident and is preparing to carry out repair work.

The reasons behind the incident will be determined by a special commission.

"According to preliminary data, three people have been killed and one injured. The injured person has been provided urgent medical care," the press service said.