Flash Floods Kill 6 In Russia
Six people died in floods in southern Russia which also damaged regional infrastructure including an oil pipeline, authorities said on Friday.
Emergency workers were on ground struggling to provide food and water to the victims.
Flash floods affected parts of the Krasnodar region, including the area around the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, where Moscow hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Russia’s emergencies ministry said it had recovered the bodies of six people while clearing rubble and two people were hospitalised.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists that all the government services are “working in emergency mode” to battle the “ruthless elements.”
The emergencies ministry said over 2,300 houses were flooded in the region.
Flash floods frequently cause devastating damage in the area wedged between the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountain range as mountain rivers swell and destroy settlements below.
Similar floods in 2012 killed over 150 people around Krymsk, another town in the region.
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