Soyuz MS-10's piece has been found 40 kilometres from Zhezkazgan
A radioactive and chemical situation in the crash site is normal, there are no victims.
A piece of the nose fairing panels of the Soyuz rocket is found nearby Zhezkazgan, BNews.kz reports referring to a press service of the Emergency Situations Department of Karaganda region.
40 members and 9 units of special machinery from Karaganda region's Emergency Situations Department, JSC 'Ort sondirushi', the District Department of Internal Affairs, republican state-owned enterprise 'Scientific and Research Centre Garysh Ecology' examined the area on which the escape pod landed and the zones on which the launcher's pieces could possibly fall, as well as the possibility of radioactive and chemical contamination of the area, steppe or forest fire, possible victims and damage.
"Following the investigation by the Emergency Situations Committee, a piece of the nose fairing panels of the Soyuz rocket is found nearby Zhezkazgan, that was removed by specialists of Roscosmos, a radioactive and chemical situation in the crash area is normal, there are victims and affected people," the rescuers say.
Also, the territories of the Kyzylorda, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan districts, where the second and first stages could possibly fall following the trajectory of the Soyuz FG rocket, were examined. Based on the examination, there we no pieces of the spacecraft.
Works on the examination of the possible crash area of the rocket at 8:00 pm in the evening. Further actions will be conducted by specialists of Roscosmos and the Commission.
An emergency shutdown of the second stage occurred as the Soyuz MS-10 rocket started from the Gagarin Start in Baikonur on Thursday morning.
Upon the crash of the Soyuz MS-10 manned rocket, criminal proceedings under Article 216 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation 'Violation of the safety rules in construction work causing large-scale damage' were initiated.