Massive flooding hits Russia’s Far East

August 19, 2013 | By | Reply More

Aug 19, – Flooding is continuing to cause death and destruction in parts of China, Russia and the Philippines. Thousands of people have been forced to flee or have been evacuated by rescue workers.

hromedia Massive flooding hits Russia's Far East intl. news1More than 70 people have been killed and 100 others are missing after China was hit by the worst flooding in more than a decade, the government said on Monday. The Ministry of Civil Affairs reported that around 360,000 people had been evacuated over the weekend.

In the far east of Russia, more than 17,000 people have been evacuated and the authorities have declared a state of disaster in the hardest-hit regions of Amur and Khabarovsk. President Vladimir Putin has sent in the army to help with rescue operations.

In the Philippines, torrential rains brought the capital, Manila, to a standstill on Monday, with flooding forcing schools, offices and the stock exchange to close.

Press coordinator for HRO media – contributed to this report.

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