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Defence Ministry evacuating people from flooded districts in Russian Far East

September 11, 2013, 3:39 UTC+3
The combined army units built 28 dams, overhauled 45 kilometres of roads
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MOSCOW, September 11 (Itar-Tass) - Over a growing water level on Amur River military units of the Russian Defence Ministry are evacuating people, machinery and belongings of flood-affected people from the flooded districts in the Russian Far East. About 1,500 people and more than 300 units of machinery were evacuated, more than 1,000 tonnes of cargoes were taken away from the flooded districts in Primorsky Territory over the past day alone, the press service and information department of the Russian Defence Ministry reported on Wednesday.

Combined military units from the Eastern Military District delivered and mounted about 22,000 bags with sand, pumped out 9,000 cubic metres of water and delivered 6,500 cubic metres of ground in the emergency area.

The combined army units built 28 dams, overhauled 45 kilometres of roads, prepared and mounted 695,000 bags with sand, pumped out 284,000 cubic metres of water, extracted and delivered 64,000 cubic metres of ground in the cleanup of the aftermath of the natural disaster. More than 3,000 water samples were taken for tests.

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