Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Russia-annexed Crimea

Reuters | Moscow | Updated: 27-06-2022 14:48 IST | Created: 27-06-2022 14:46 IST
Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Russia-annexed Crimea
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Dozens of houses were flooded in the Russian-annexed peninsula of Crimea on Monday and people were evacuated from towns after heavy rainfall caused a river to burst its banks, local authorities said.

The Biyuk-Karasu river overflowed for the first time in history on Monday, the Tass news agency reported, prompting officials to introduce a state of emergency in the Belogorsky district in the south of the peninsula.

The equivalent of a month's rainfall fell overnight in Crimea and river levels rose by up to two metres. The region's emergency ministry warned of the possibility of mudslides as rain continued on Monday.

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