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Eleven injured, one killed in southern Russia floods

July 01, 2016, 11:42 UTC+3 ROSTOV-ON-DON

A teenage girl died after floods after heavy rains hit Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don

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© Russian Emergencies Ministry department in Rostov region press service/TASS

ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 1. /TASS/. A teenage girl died and eleven more people were injured after floods caused by heavy rains hit Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don on Thursday, a local emergency operations center told TASS.

"One person - a 14-year-old girl - died, she was dragged by a current underneath a car," an official said.

Eleven people have sought medical assistance and four of them remain in hospitals. Two people got struck by electricity, including a 16-year-old teenager who has been discharged from an intensive care unit to a general ward.

All patients are in a satisfactory condition, he added.

Heavy rains flooded the streets of Rostov-on-Don late on Thursday. A state of emergency has been declared and a storm warning has been issued in the city.

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