Komsomolsk-on-Amur Suburb Flooded As Water Breaks Dam

RIA Novosti
Saturday 7th September, 2013

KHABAROVSK, September 7 (RIA Novosti) – The Mendeleyev settlement, a suburb of the Far Eastern Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, was covered by 1.5 meters of water after a nearby dam had been destroyed on Saturday. Russian First Deputy Emergency Sitautions Minister Sergei Shlyakov said 296 houses with over 900 inhabitants were inundated. “The dam was destroyed at about 11:00 local time [midnight GMT] on Saturday. A powerful stream of water is coming. All children were evacuated immediately, adults are being evacuated now,” he said. The settlement is home to 4,500 people, although on…

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