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MOSCOW, December 27 (Itar-Tass) — The number of emergency situations in Russia shrank this year, but the number of fatalities increased, Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu told a news conference on Tuesday.
“The number of emergencies reduced by 17 percent and reached 274. This year 723 people died in emergencies as against 625 fatalities in 2010,” he said.
At the same time the number of fires and fire deaths is on decline in Russia.
“In 2002 alone 230,000 people were left homeless as a result of fires, this year their number reached 80,000. Nine years ago 22,000 people died in fires, while this year the number of fire deaths is 11,900,” Shoigu said.
In 2011 the Emergencies Ministry rescued almost 200,000 people.