At least 80 Killed from Flash Floods Krasnodar Region in Southern Russia


Over 80 people have been killed after severe flooding, caused by torrential rains hit Russia’s southern Krasnodar region. Dozens have been injured, with widespread structural destruction across the popular resort area.

Reports said the flash floods after rain arrived at night without warning. Local residents were caught by surprise. At least 67 people including a 10-year-old boy died in the town of Krymsk, at least nine in Gelendzhik, and two in Novorossiisk.

Crude oil shipments from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk have suspended.

Krasnodar is a city in Southern Russia, located on the Kuban River, and is about 92 miles northeast of the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. The population of the region is over 740,000.

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