On the lake, located near a residential area in the outskirts of Irkutsk, because there was a cold snap dam bursting. According to preliminary information, there is a threat of flooding of the nearby single-story wooden houses of the private sector.
As ITAR-TASS Press Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Irkutsk region, the dam on the lake at the Irkutsk Yunatka suburb Operating learned at 23:10 local time (18:10 GMT). For 20 minutes, experts MUP "Water" started there wastewater pipes to drain water over the banks. In the area of emergency bus arrived Rescue Service Irkutsk for temporary accommodation of occupants in case of need.
In the Irkutsk administration departments to monitor the situation in the zone of the accident created operational headquarters. At the site is the Mayor Viktor Kondrashov.
"The probable cause was the dam due to low temperatures to freezing pipes of water flow out of the lake", — the EMERCOM. Thermometer in Irkutsk limits now dropped to minus 32 degrees.
Lake Yunatka a pond measuring about 180 by 74 meters and a depth of 4 meters.