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28.07.2017

Belarus Foreign Affairs Ministry: No Belarusians injured in Barcelona train accident
Belarus Foreign Affairs Ministry: No Belarusians injured in Barcelona train accident There are no Belarusians injured in the train accident in Barcelona. The information was published d on the official twitter page of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus. The Belarusian Embassy in Spain continues controlling the situation. Meanwhile specialists do not stop working at the accident site. They are trying to get into the control cabin to identify the definite reasons of the accident.

08.05.2017

Vladimir Vashchenko about high qualification of emergency units in Belarus
Vladimir Vashchenko about high qualification of emergency units in Belarus Belarusian rescuers were rehearsing actions in event of chemical spill on May 6, 2017. Dozens of equipment units with the support of aviation liquidated the aftermath of an emergency drill at a plant on a range near Borisov. Mikhail is a student of Belarussian State Agricultural Academy. He is taking part in a specialized competition of the Emergency Ministry for the third time. The main task is to show his personal development which will be able to help save people in emergency situations in real life.

26.04.2017

Belarusian tourists caught in bus accident in Poland return to Belarus
Belarusian tourists caught in bus accident in Poland return to Belarus Most of the Belarusian tourists affected by the bus accident in Poland have already returned to Belarus. The night before they were taken to Grodno. An excursion bus with more than 40 Belarusians turned over near the settlement of Zawada. A total of 17 people were injured. All of them received medical care. Nine passengers are still staying in a Polish hospital. Their condition is satisfactory and injuries are not serious.

25.04.2017

Belarusian tourists involved in road accident in Poland A coach with Belarusian tourists got into an accident at dawn in Poland. The bus was returning back to Grodno from a trip to Prague. As many as 20 passengers needed medical aid. Some of them remain in critical condition in a clinic.

14.04.2017

German air bomb SC 250 found in the center of Minsk
German air bomb SC250 found in the center of Minsk after over 70 years An air bomb was found during demolition of the Belexpo center building in Minsk. An object resembling a bomb was found in the morning of April 13.

21.03.2017

Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border
Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border Security measures are strengthened at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. This is because of an incident at the checkpoint Alexandrovka through which a Jeep car tried to break into Ukraine the day before. Two people were detained. However, according to available information, another person could be in the car that day. Search for him continues. The operative and search measures are being carried out in the area of ​​responsibility of the Mozyr border detachment.
Armed people try to violate Belarus-Ukraine border near Aleksandrovka
Armed people try to violate Belarus-Ukraine border near Aleksandrovka The incident occurred last night. The Jeep car was heading to Belarus from Ukraine. The driver knocked down the gate, drove through the forced stop facility and, having received mechanical damage, tried to escape. As a result, the border guards had to use a service weapon. The car was detained by the State Border Committee special operations group in the area of ​​the village Gabrileevka, Gomel region.

20.03.2017

Belarus' Department of Aviation Commission investigates into incident of Belavia Boeing
Belarus' Department of Aviation Commission investigates into incident of Belavia Boeing The Department of Aviation Commission has begun the investigation into the incident of a Belavia Boeing. The Minsk- St. Petersburg plane returned to Minsk National Airport straight after taking off the day before. At the height of 150m the aircraft collided with a flock of birds. Despite the engine variable being in a normal condition, the decision of the crew team to return was right. After the plane was examined, it turned out that the engine was damaged. All in all there were 114 passengers on board. There were no injuries in the incident.
Belavia plane collides with flock of birds
Belavia plane collides with flock of birds A Belavia plane Minsk-St. Petersburg has returned to the airport just after takeoff. The aircraft departed from National Airport Minsk and collided with a flock of birds at a height of 150m. The captain decided to return. The aircraft dumped fuel and landed safely. 114 passengers were on board. There were no injuries in the incident. Investigating the incident is the Department of Aviation Commission. More to follow in the next news releases.

24.01.2017

Stolen Belarusian trucks found in Ukraine
Stolen Belarusian trucks found in Ukraine There is a new fact in an almost detective story involving Belarusian trucks. 50 vehicles were found in Ukraine. This trucks had been stolen from the Minsk Automobile Plant. Earlier, more than a hundred vehicles from the same stolen batch were found in October 2016 in Ukraine. This story has started in 2013. Chiefs of a Ukrainian business corporation signed a contract with representatives of the Minsk Automobile Plant for the supply of 150 trucks. The amount of transaction was more than $15 million.

12.01.2017

Snowfall on January, 11: aftermath of frosty night
Snowfall on January, 11: aftermath of frosty night Heavy snowfalls and gusty winds came to Belarus after a strong frost. The snowstorm paralyzed traffic in the center of Mogilev in the morning. There are snowdrifts in Grodno too. Dozens of accidents occurred on the roads. Many people have become the victims of the cold weather. The services are working in emergency mode. A driver lost control and run over a passenger car in the oncoming lane on the snow-covered road Baranovichi-Volkovysk. As a result, the passenger was injured, the driver died.

26.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus can't stay aloof from tragic events in Russia
President Lukashenko: Belarus can't stay aloof from tragic events in Russia Belarus mourns for victims of a plane crash near Sochi. The life of 92 persons broke in the crash of Tu-154 aircraft over the Black Sea. On board were the Song and Dance Ensemble named after Alexandrov, journalists, military and famous doctor Elizaveta Glinka. They all flew to Syria to congratulate the Russian military on the New Year. Opening a December 26 meeting, Alexander Lukashenko began with words about the tragedy.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Russian president over Tu-154 crash
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Russian president over Tu-154 crash The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, expressed deep condolences to the President of Russia, the Russian people, as well as relatives and friends of the Tu-154 crash victims. He did this on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself.

22.11.2016

Drunk driving, old tires, or crossing a road in a wrong place and its consequences
Drunk driving, old tires, or crossing a road in a wrong place and its consequences Big cities and small towns in Belarus can boast their wonderful roads. However, accidents happen. It is not quite a pleasant topic. Winter is coming, and the accident curve is on the rise. What happens if somebody does not get snow tires, the road is slippery, and they are driving too fast and lack experience? The CTV’s special reporter Olga Petrashevskaya answers this question. Here you can see the last seconds of a whole family. A mother and two kids.

03.11.2016

Why did Ukraine threaten to use figher jets against Belavia plane?
Why did Ukraine threaten to use figher jets against Belavia plane? New details have emerged about the incident with the airliner "Belavia". On November 1, a transcript of the pilot's negotiations with the Zhulyany traffic controller has been published. It fully confirms the information that Belarusian pilots were threatened by combat aircraft.

18.10.2016

Safety on streets and at home: Are Belarusians prepared for emergencies?
Safety on streets and at home: Are Belarusians prepared for emergencies? The world has become more dangerous, or it seems like it due to mass media. We listen to the information presented by mass media on radio in our cars, we keep up with latest news with the help of computers and smartphones. All this banners, screens, sometimes a neighbor or a friend share a piece of news or two. Usually this news is really disturbing. Even without a maniac with a saw, we hear a lot of scary news about terrorist attacks, missing planes, about floods, earthquakes, and fires that destroy cities and towns. The list is endless.

28.09.2016

Belarusian shot in USA because of road conflict
Belarusian shot in USA because of road conflict A Belarusian was shot in the USA. According to available information, the cause of the accident was a road conflict. The victim’s brother was the last person who saw him alive. He told the police the details of the conflict. According to him, an Asian man cut off his brother’s car. They started arguing. When the driver pulled out the gun, they had to get out of there.

15.07.2016

Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims
Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims Belarus has received the news about the Nice Bastille Day attack with deep sorrow. This was stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, expressed condolences to the President of France Francois Hollande, the French people, as well as relatives and friends of the victims.
Belavia not to cancel flights to Nice
Belavia not to cancel flights to Nice The Belarusian airline Belavia has no plans to cancel flights to Nice, where the terrorist attack took place on the night from 14 to 15 July. "Today we are preparing a flight to Paris and tomorrow to Nice. Airports are open, we are monitoring the situation. If there are any changes, we will inform you," said the press service of the airline.  Now Belavia carries out flights to Nice three times a week: Wednesdays and Saturdays (departure from Minsk at 8.30), as well as Sundays (departure at 12.10).

07.07.2016

Man in Belarus falls into fire celebrating Kupala night
Man in Belarus falls into fire celebrating Kupala night 35-year-old Belarusian man was jumping over the fire celebrating Kupalle (akin to Midsummer night in the rest of the world) and fell into the blaze.

29.06.2016

Belarus resumes use of Priorix despite one vaccinee's death
Belarus resumes Priorix vaccines despite one vaccinee's death Belarus has resumed the use of Priorix vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. It has been used since 2014 and its purchases are pre-planned. The Belgian vaccine passed quality control in June 2016 and meets all requirements according to test results. In May, immediately after vaccination, a six-year girl died on her mother's hands in a Grodno clinic. Doctors fought for the life of the child about 40 minutes but in vain.

20.06.2016

Polimir fire in Novopolotsk put out after two days
Polimir fire in Novopolotsk put out after two days The Investigative Committee of Belarus has begun investigating the causes of emergency at the plant Polimir in Novopolotsk. Company documentation has been seized and a number of examinations appointed. On Saturday afternoon June 18, the local emergencies department received a report of an explosion of a gas-air mixture. It took the rescuers almost two days to locate the fire. Up to 7 am June 20, work was underway to cool the hydrogen unit. Polyethylene production has been suspended.

15.06.2016

15 people drown in Belarus since beginning of bathing season
15 people drown in Belarus since beginning of bathing season 15 people have died in water since the start of the bathing season in Belarus.  Rescuers report that 14 of them were in a state of alcoholic intoxication. According to statistics, this is the reason that most often leads to tragic consequences. The water safety service of Belarus, OSVOD, urges to swim only in designated areas. There are several hundred equipped beaches for summer vacation across Belarus.

09.06.2016

Environmental background in Grodno region absolutely normal after GrodnoAzot fire
Environmental background in Grodno region absolutely normal after GrodnoAzot fire Ecological background in the Grodno region is absolutely normal. The head of the Investigative Committee told media on June 7 about the consequences of an accident at the GrodnoAzot plant. On June 6, a spark got on a chemical leading to toxic fumes covering one of workshops. At least two workers died of poisoning. Several are still in hospital. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article "negligence".

06.06.2016

Two die of poisoning in GrodnoAzot fire
Two die of poisoning in GrodnoAzot fire An accident has occurred at the Belarusian plant GrodnoAzot in Grodno. Rescue worker and medical personnel are now at the site. Messages about smoke at the chemical plant started to arrive about 1pm on June 6. According to preliminary information, a spark got on a chemical causing fire and smoke. Two workers died of poisoning. Two more are hospitalized. The ministry of emergencies are on site cooling the damaged unit. Causes of the incident are being investigated.

02.06.2016

Girl from Belarus' Grodno dies after Belgian vaccine
Girl from Belarus' Grodno dies after Belgian vaccine Shocking news came from Grodno June 1. Investigators are trying to find out the reasons for the death of the 6-year-old girl. She died in a clinic on her mother's arms after vaccination. The child's condition deteriorated soon after she was given a vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. Medical assistance was provided but the girl could not be saved. All vaccines and syringes were confiscated from the medical center. The Minister of Health set up a departmental committee, which is working on site and is finding out the circumstances of the incident. 

06.05.2016

Number of alcohol-related road traffic accidents reduces in Belarus
Number of alcohol-related road traffic accidents reduces in Belarus The number of alcohol-related road traffic accidents has reduced by 50% since the beginning of 2016. The traffic police say that everything is simple: the higher the liability, the less desire to cross the forbidden line. They don’t feel speed. They don’t remember the rules and don’t follow them on purpose. They drive on the contraflow lane and don’t notice passers-by. And it seems that they don’t want to: life is a price for intoxicated entertainment.

17.01.2016

33-year-old Belarusian dies on Elbrus A Belarusian died during the descent from Elbrus. 33-year-old businessman from Minsk Dmitry Rubin earlier this year went to conquer the top of Kabardino-Balkaria, along with two companions from the Crimea.  During the descent on January 12 he fell behind his comrades because of injury and was lost. It took rescuers five days to find him. And today, on Jan. 16, the body of the dead climber was found.

07.01.2016

Belarusian kids get into bus accident in Czech Republic
Belarusian kids get into bus accident in Czech Republic A bus with Belarusian children overturned in the Czech Republic.. In total, there were 49 passengers inside, 15 of them were taken to hospital. Another bus has already taken 38 children from the Czech Republic. Mainly, these are the kids that did not suffer in the accident. Currently, doctors are taking a decision on the possibility to release home three minors and three attendants. The accident happened on a snowy road, when the children with their parents were heading to Wroclaw from Prague.

14.08.2015

Four Belarusians die in car accident in Russia
Four Belarusians die in car accident in Russia Four Belarusians have died in a car accident in Russia. The tragedy happened in the Oryol region in the territory of the Pokrovsky district. A passenger car with Belarusians drove into the oncoming lane and crashed into a truck. The driver and three passengers of the car died on the spot. The truck driver was hospitalized.

07.08.2015

Belarusians get into road accident in Turkey; their life is not in danger
Belarusians suffer in bus accident in Turkey Three Belarusians have got into a road accident in Turkey. Their life is not in danger. Two women have been discharged from hospital, and the third will leave it in the near future. A tourist bus traveling from Pamukkale to Antalya overturned on a wet road after crashing into a fence. According to preliminary information, citizens of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Lithuania were on bus. Six people were killed and dozens wounded.

03.08.2015

Two Belarusian climbers die inside three days
Two Belarusian climbers die in Geogria, Russia inside three days The tragedy in the mountains. A Belarusian climber died in Georgia when climbing to the top of Ushba.  The man fell from a height of 4,300 meters. His partner, also Belarusian, tried to catch the climber, but did not succeed. A helicopter with rescuers has been sent to the site. This is the second such case in recent days. On Saturday in Kabardino-Balkaria, a 64-year-old Belarusian climber died. The tragedy occurred when the man was climbing Dzhangi-Tau.

26.03.2015

Co-pilot to blame for A320 crash?
Co-pilot to blame for A320 crash? New details about the recent tragedy in the Alps have been revealed. During deciphering of the flight recorder, it was found out that a co-pilot could provoke the Airbus crash in the French Alps.

25.03.2015

Europe mourning Airbus crash over French Alps
Europe mourning Airbus crash over French Alps Three days of mourning in memory of those killed in the Airbus plane crash over the French Alps has been declared in the entire Europe.  People bring flowers and candles to impromptu memorials organized in various European cities. Memorial services are being held in churches. On board were 144 passengers and six crew members. They all died. Lists of those who flew from Barcelona to Dusseldorf are being drawn. According to preliminary data, there were no Belarusians on the plane.

12.12.2014

FC Dinamo Minsk fans banned from matches in Italy for 5 years 47 fans of Dinamo Minsk have been banned from visiting matches in Italy for a period of 5 years. As practice shows, it means a ban on entry to the Schengen area. "According to our information, 47 people were detained for identification and 14 people were arrested. All fans are young people aged 22 - 27," Belarus Foreign Ministry spokesman Dmitry Mironchik said. The ministry also said that 47 people, who were detained, have received a 5-year ban on visiting football matches in Italy.