Russians flee flooding in submerged Orenburg

14 April 2024
2024-04-14 09:50

In Orenburg, one of the worst affected cities by a wave of flooding in Russia and Kazakhstan, the rising waters of the Ural River partially submerge certain roads and flow into residential areas, overwhelming neighbourhoods.
Fast-rising temperatures have melted snow and ice, and along with heavy rains have caused a number of major rivers to overflow. According to an official at Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations, there has been an increase in the number of homes being flooded on Saturday morning and more evacuations are taking place. In all, tens of thousands in Russia and Kazakhstan have been evacuated.

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