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Severe rain floods Russia's Far East region

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Severe rain floods Russia's Far East region


Thousands of people in Russia’s Far East have been evacuated due to severe flooding.

Three regions north of China have been affected by heavy rains putting towns and villages at risk.

Authorities have set up evacuation centres and temporary shelters for those under threat.

Russian President Vladimir Putin held meetings to discuss the situation and urged local officials to engage personally in the response.

No fatalities have been reported.

Forecasters predict the rains look set to ease over the coming hours.

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