Hirunews Logo
Russia+scrambles+to+contain+record+floods
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 - 17:49
Russia scrambles to contain record floods
14

Shares
1,723

Views

Russians in the Far East battled rising floodwaters as authorities evacuated more than 23 thousand people from affected areas and scrambled to prevent the outbreak of infections.

Heavy rains pounding Khabarovsk, a Far Eastern city located near the Chinese border, since July have swelled the local Amur River to levels unseen since the 19th century, damaging property, infrastructure and crops and displacing tens of thousands.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
490 Views
2,938 Views
3,699 Views
10,514 Views
16,467 Views
56,640 Views
Top