Lightning damaged the pipeline in the Chelyabinsk region


A lightning strike caused a fire of a gas pipeline near the village of Polyanivka Pestovskogo district of Chelyabinsk region, the press service of JSC “Gazprom gas distribution Chelyabinsk” on Friday.

“As a result of a lightning strike on August 11 in the evening in the insulating flange connection of the aerial parts of high pressure pipeline is made of gas and fire”, — stated in the message.

Specialists disconnected the damaged section of the pipeline reduced the pressure to eliminate leakage effects. At 01:40 August 12, insulating flange joint and the bolt has been restored, the gas pressure is raised to a worker, said in a press release.

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