Krasnodar Region floods leave two dead

Baku, October 25, AZERTAC

Floods have left two people dead and two others injured along with one missing in the Tuapse district of the Krasnodar Region, parts of which were hammered by severe storms, Municipal District Head Anatoly Rusin told TASS on Thursday.

“Two people have been killed – these are residents of the Tuapse district – two others were injured, and one is missing,” he specified.

On the other hand, local medical services told TASS that two people had been killed and three had been injured in heavy rains in the Krasnodar Region. “According to preliminary information, the bodies of two people were uncovered in the flooded area. The causes for their deaths are being investigated. Three more people were injured,” the source said. There is a search and rescue operation underway for one person who is situated in the inundated area, he said.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Main Directorate for the Krasnodar Region reported that areas in 19 communities of the Tuapse district and six communities of the Apsheronsk district were partially flooded following a cyclone that swept through the Krasnodar Region, with heavy rains. More than 360 people were evacuated.

Downpours throughout the Krasnodar Region had previously flooded railway lines, delayed trains and devastated a bridge on the Tuapse-Maikop highway. All services are operating on a round-the-clock basis. In addition, the connection to Sochi via the federal highway was disrupted after a bridge had been partially destroyed.

The Emergencies Ministry earlier issued a warning about floods with thunderstorms, hail and winds that were expected to arrive in the region on October 25 and 26.

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