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Russia: Death toll reaches 23 in Irkutsk Region floods00:44

Russia: Death toll reaches 23 in Irkutsk Region floods

Russian Federation, Tulun, Irkutsk Region
July 8, 2019 at 16:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage released on Monday shows the Irkutsk Region town of Tulun devastated by floods, as the death toll in the area rose to at least 23.

According to Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM), there are currently eight people missing. Water levels in the region have been decreasing, which means emergency service workers can begin dealing with the aftermath.

A state of emergency was declared for the whole Irkutsk Region on 27 June as heavy flooding hit six districts. As EMERCOM reports, more than 10,000 homes and 33,000 people have been affected. The damage is being assessed.

Russia: Death toll reaches 23 in Irkutsk Region floods00:44
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Drone footage released on Monday shows the Irkutsk Region town of Tulun devastated by floods, as the death toll in the area rose to at least 23.

According to Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM), there are currently eight people missing. Water levels in the region have been decreasing, which means emergency service workers can begin dealing with the aftermath.

A state of emergency was declared for the whole Irkutsk Region on 27 June as heavy flooding hit six districts. As EMERCOM reports, more than 10,000 homes and 33,000 people have been affected. The damage is being assessed.

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