Famous Russian actor still missing in disastrous glacier area

Rescuers say there is little chance to find them

Pursuant to the latest information, Sergey Bodrov’s filming crew in the area of the devastating avalanche in Russia’s south has not yet been yet. The crew reportedly makes up 24 people

Popular Russian actor Sergey Bodrov arrived in the settlement of Nizhny Karmadon on Friday. His crew was going to shoot a movie directed by him. NTVRu.com reported that members of the crew left for the disaster area 20 minutes before an immense chunk of glacier fell. The whole settlement found itself under tens of meters of snow, ice, and mud soon.

Seven people from Sergey Bodrov’s crew did not go to the shooting site. They are currently in their hotel. Two more people were at the filming site at the moment of the disaster, but they managed to survive. Sergey Safonov got out of the disaster zone himself and went to call for help.

Rescuers are still searching for other people. There are seven people from a horse-riding group, 18 technical personnel, and 24 people from the filming crew itself.

According to eyewitnesses, Sergey Bodrov’s crew was last seen in a vehicle at an intersection, several minutes before the glacier roared down. Sergey Bodrov’s father still hopes to find his son. He arrived to the republic of North Osetia, where the incident occurred, and went to have a meeting with the prime minister of the republic.

There were several pieces of information reported during the weekend saying that Sergey Bodrov allegedly transmitted several radio messages saying he was alright. However, the Russian EMERCOM never confirmed any of those messages. Rescuers say that there is very litle chance to find Bodrov’s crew.

Sergey Bodrov is a very popular young actor in Russia. He is best known in Russia for his action movies "Brother," and its sequel, "Brother 2" (Brat and Brat 2). He went to North Osetia to film another war movie there. Sergey Bodrov’s wife gave birth to a baby son at the beginning of August, a month before he left for the Caucasus.

Sergey Yugov PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Dmitry Sudakov

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