Restaurant “Staraya Pristan”, located in the historical center of Samara and in demand among tourists, split from the shore with a block of ice and “struck out on its own”.
The incident is explained by the fact that the structure was located on the landing stage, the fastening of which could not withstand the onslaught of a massive block of ice coming at a flow rate. At a temperature difference ice began to melt and pulled a floating platform. Another participant of the "swim" was a building located on the neighboring landing stage . According to eyewitnesses, further they even managed to face each other.
To the coast of the “brothers in misfortune” managed to tow with boats.
It should be noted that the people who were in restaurant at the time of emergency, didn't suffer.