Over 200 evacuated over bomb threat in Siberian power plant

Fishermen sit on the ice of the Novosibirsk hydroelectric power plant's water reserve. © Alexandr Kryazhev
At least 231 people were evacuated from the dam of the hydroelectric power plant near the Russian city of Novosibirsk after reports of explosive devices planted there, a plant official said.

An engineer on duty received a message from local emergency services about an explosive device possibly planted on the grounds of the power station, a spokesperson for the Novosibirsk power plant, Olesya Tarasova, told RIA Novosti.

She added that bomb disposal experts had arrived at the scene to investigate the incident.

However, the specialists haven’t managed to locate any explosive devices in the area around the plant, Tarasova said. She added that the tipoff was a false call from a local woman who is currently being treated in a psychiatric facility and had claimed she had “a vision” of the bomb.