More than 160 people in Crimea evacuated from flood-hit areas

More than 160 people in Crimea evacuated from flood-hit areas

More than 160 people were evacuated from flood-hit areas in Crimea after heavy rains and the subsequent overflow of River Belbek, a spokesperson for the Russian emergencies ministry said.

The spokesperson added that they were accommodated at 12 temporary centers.

According to the spokesperson, rescuers are currently clearing the river-bed from trees and stones.

The local emergencies agencies earlier issued a warning of possible flooding after Sunday’s heavy rains. One person had died and one more was hurt amid the foul weather in the Bakhchisarai district.

A cyclone over Crimea in mid-June triggered torrential rains accompanied by strong winds. A state of emergency was declared in the region. Yalta and Kerch were the hardest hit areas. One person was killed in Yalta and 58 were injured as a result of the floods. One person is still missing.

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