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Landslide on new Vladivostok highway caused by heavy rains

September 21, 2012, 9:33 UTC+3

The construction and technical examination will be made within the pre-investigation check

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VLADIVOSTOK, September 21 (Itar-Tass) — The landslide on Vladivostok’s new highway was caused by heavy rains. Such preliminary conclusions were made by experts of the Russian Investigative Committee’s (SK) department for the Primorsky Territory, the agency’s spokeswoman Avrora Rimskaya said.

Meanwhile, the investigators have yet to establish whether the incident that occurred on September 18 is caused by violation of the technology procedure during the facility construction, deviation from the project design or any other reason. The construction and technical examination will be made within the pre-investigation check.

The first landslide on the Novy Settlement – De-Friz - Sedanka – Patrokl highway, built in Vladivostok for the APEC summit, occurred on September 16. The landslide caused the displacement of rock, due to which the retaining concrete wall of the pipeline partially slid down.

The inspection of the facility has confirmed that the landslide did not damage either the road surface of the Sakhalin - Khabarovsk – Vladivostok pipeline. The soil that came down the slope showered in a roadside ditch.

A landslide that occurred on September 18 after Typhoon Sanba also did not cause any damage to the highway surface.

About 1.5 thousand tonnes of soil have been removed in recent days from the areas of the landslides. Traffic on the road was fully restored on Thursday morning, the press centre of the regional administration told Itar-Tass.The contractor in charge of building the highway now continues to fortify the slopes.


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