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Russia: Mass evacuations in Yakutia due to floods


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Russia: Mass evacuations in Yakutia due to floods

Five thousand people have been evacuated in Russia’s north eastern Yakutia republic, following widespread flooding.

Some 20 settlements are currently without power.

In some places the water exceeded the maximum river limit by 1.5 metres.

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