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Flood-hit Derbent districts to be cleaned up by Wednesday evening

October 10, 2012, 11:50 UTC+3

According to updated reports, the flood claimed six people

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MOSCOW, October 10 (Itar-Tass) — The districts in the Dagestani city Derbent, which was hit in the rainfall flood, will be cleared up from pebble and stones by Wednesday evening, head of the main emergency situation department in Dagestan Nariman Kazimagomedov said at a meeting of the working group of the emergency headquarters in the national emergency situation management department at the Ministry of Emergency Situations here on Wednesday.

He noted that temporary accommodation camps were set up for people in two places in the city, but there are no people wishing to stay there. “Electric power, gas and water supplies were provided fully. The loading of ground and stones piled in the city and the cleanup of all roads continue. I believe that we will clean up the city by Wednesday evening,” head of the Dagestani main emergency situation department said.

The federal aid to clean up the aftermaths of the heavy rains is not needed, the information department in the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass with the reference to chairman of the Derbent committee over emergency situations Tazhitdin Sultanov. Over 550 people, 84 units of machinery are involved in the cleanup of the aftermaths of the natural disaster.

According to updated reports, the flood claimed six people. The details of their death are being specified. A 10-month boy died in the flood. Three men, two women and a child were identified.

Dagestani leader Magomedsalam Magomedov arrived in Derbent.

The hotline was opened in the North Caucasus regional emergency situation centre to get psychological consultations and the information about the current situation.

The heavy rains in Derbent flooded 320 private houses. According to the republican emergency situation department, the report about the flood came at 00:30 Moscow time on Wednesday from local residents. The mosques informed the local residents about the start of heavy rains from the minarets. The cars with the loud speakers were moving in the streets of the city with the warnings about a possible emergency situation. Over 1,100 people, including 280 children, got in the flood zone.

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