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EMERCOM sends rescuers to Dagestan’s city hit by heavy rains

October 10, 2012, 8:00 UTC+3
Almost 400 people participate in work to liquidate the aftermath of heavy rains hitting the city with the population of 108,000 people
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MOSCOW, October 10 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations sends rescuers and psychologists to Derbent (Dagestan) where several hundred residential houses were flooded overnight to Wednesday because of torrential rains and at least seven people have died.

The ministry’s information department said two EMERCOM planes with a group of rescuers and specialists from the ministry’s centre of emergency psychological aid were expected to take off at 8 am, Moscow time, on Wednesday.

As of 5:40 Moscow time, basements of 320 residential houses were flooded. “Seven people were killed,” a ministry source said. Search and rescue work is underway in the city, and roads are being cleared.

Almost 400 people participate in work to liquidate the aftermath of heavy rains hitting the city with the population of 108,000 people. An emergency situation regime was imposed in the city.

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