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Floods In Russia's Krasnodar Krai Region Kill Six


Damage from the flood waters in the Krasnodar Krai region.

At least six people have been killed in Russia's southwestern Krasnodar Krai region during flooding caused by heavy rain.

Krasnodar Krai Emergencies Minister Sergei Kapustin said on October 26 that the bodies of the flood victims had been found in the region's Tuapse and Apsheron districts. Two persons are reported missing.

Some 2,300 households in some 30 towns and villages in the region, including the cities of Tuapse and Sochi, were affected by the high waters caused by heavy rains that hit the area on October 24-25.

Flooding has affected about 30 population centers, Kapustin said in a statement.

Electricity and running water have been cut off in the affected areas. Some roads and at least one bridge were destroyed.

Local trains and bus services have been stopped due to the floods.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region.

Based on reporting by TASS, dpa, and Interfax