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Russian army physicians, ASEAN rescuers drill activities in emergency situations

September 08, 2:32 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The scenario of the exercise simulated a situation where a 9.0 earthquake had occurred in a maneuver urban area
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MOSCOW, September 8. /TASS/. Russian Army physicians have have a demonstration drill in tracking down, evacuating and rendering emergency aid to conditionally injured or aggrieved persons in the course of an ASEAN exercise in army medicine, humanitarian assistance and crisis situations response, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The reported indicated that the drill embraced the search and rescue crues from Thailand, Japan, Laos, and Singapore.

The scenario of the exercise simulated a situation where a 9.0 earthquake had occurred in a maneuver urban area.

"Search and rescue crewws from Thailand and Laos were the first ones to arrive on a Mi-17 helicopter at the site of the emergency and they gave first aid to the injured and prepared them for airlifting," the report said. "Then a Thai crew evacuated them aboard a SeaHawk helicopter and took them to the Thai naval ship Angthong. This was followed by an arrival of a Japanese CH-47 helicopter that brought Thai and Japanese rescue crews to the scene of the disaster."

The practical exercise in army medicine, humanitarian assistance and crisis situations response involving the medical services of ASEAN member-states and eighteen countries, which have the status of dialogue partners of the organization, will continue through to September 11.

The main objective of the exercise is to raise the efficaciousness of joint humanitarian operations.

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