Flooding in Southern Russia Kills 13 People - NECN

Flooding in Southern Russia Kills 13 People



    (NECN/CNN/Rossiya TV: Krasnodar, Russia) --  Flooding in the southern Russian region of Krasnodar has killed 13 people, state media reported Sunday.  
    Twelve people remain missing, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.  


    A local official said a pregnant woman is among the dead, according to state media.  
    Torrential rains in mountainous areas caused rivers to overflow, flooding more than 20 villages, RIA Novosti said. About 300 people, including 70 children, were evacuated.  
    The situation in the flooded area has stabilized, and people are returning to their homes, state media said Sunday.  
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered Regional Development Minister Viktor Basargin to assess the damage caused by the flooding and take measures to help those affected.  
    Krasnodar Territory Gov. Alexander Tkachev said the flooding damage will be worth several hundred million rubles (more than $10 million) and pledged to pay compensations of the disaster as soon as possible, according to RIA Novosti.