MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Almost 100 people were evacuated from a Novosibirsk hydroelectric plant in the Russian region of Siberia on the Ob River after a report of an explosive device at the dam, a police source said Friday.
“Around 100 people were evacuated after a report about a planted explosive device at the Novosibirsk Hydroelectric Plant,” the source told RIA Novosti.
Novosibirsk Hydroelectric Plant's spokeswoman, Olesya Tarasova, confirmed the news to RIA Novosti.
Last time, a similar incident took place in 2010, she said. Back then, a message about an explosive device was a false call from a woman who had a psychiatric hospital record, Tarasova noted.
At present, the plant is operating normally, all repairs have been suspended, and the staff has been evacuated, she said.