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Shuvalov and Puchkov examine flooded districts in Khabarovsk

August 29, 2013, 7:54 UTC+3

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov talked to the rescuers and volunteers

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Igor Ageenko

Photo ITAR-TASS/Igor Ageenko

KHABAROVSK, August 29 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov have examined the flooded districts in Khabarovsk on Thursday, spokesperson of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass.

“The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Emergency Situations, as well as the Governor of Khabarovsk Territory Vyacheslav Shport have visited the flooded districts in the city and have checked the progress of fighting the flood, building and reinforcing the dams,” she said.

Rossius said that Shuvalov talked to the rescuers and volunteers and ate some porridge from the field kitchen.

Russian emergency workers were put on round-the-clock duty in Khabarovsk and are supervising constantly the condition of the dams.

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