ULAN UDE, January 25 (Itar-Tass) — In Buryatia, Angoya Settlement in North Baikal District remains without heat supply. "An electric wiring short-circuit has caused the disconnection of the boiler-house on Wednesday morning, cutting off the supply of heating to more than 30 houses with 600 inhabitants, including 150 children, as well as to the school and kindergarten," an official at the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) center for the Repubic of Buryatia has told Itar-Tass.
The malfunction is being rectified by the power engineers of the North Baikal District, an operation group of the state fire-prevention service, the municipality and the RME center. "A diesel power plant has been brought from Nizhneangarsk to ensure a temporary supply of electricity to the boiler-house. Due to that, the network pump and the make-up one have been connected up to the electricity supply. The boiler-house is expected to attain its full capacity within an hour," the RME official pointed out.
Buryatia's north is experiencing 30-40-degree frosts (Celsius).