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More Than 135,000 People Hit By Flooding In Russia's Far East

Some 14,000 homes are thought to have been damaged by flooding in Russia's Far East.
More than 135,000 people have been affected by continuing floods in Russia's Far East.

Yuri Trutnev, Russia's deputy prime minister and the president's envoy to the Far East, also said that 14,000 houses, 1,600 kilometers of roads, 174 bridges, and 825 social facilities have been damaged.

On September 17, Trutnev is participating in a session of a government committee tasked with the cleanup after flooding in the Far East city of Khabarovsk.

The water level in the Amur River near Khabarovsk remains high at 6.2 meters.

The unprecedented floods, which are considered Russia's worst in 120 years, were caused by heavy rains.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax