The flood in Irkutsk region killed three people

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Three people were killed and hundreds hospitalized as a result of floods in the Irkutsk region, according to the Ministry.

“As a result of emergency suffered 351 people, including 33 children. Three people were killed, including one child. 97 victims are hospitalized, 251 injured, including 15 children, medical care rendered on an outpatient basis”, – quotes Agency TASS.

The situation in the region is close to critical. Tonight the big water came to the town of Tulun. People had to flee on the rooftops.

From Tulun evacuated 1.5 thousand people. They were taken to safe places by boats and helicopters. Just flooded 30 settlements. Without habitation remained more than 9 thousand people, among them more than 2 thousand children. Under water was also a 6 km stretch of the Federal highway “Siberia”. In the area flooding sent additional forces of Regardie.
To personally monitor the situation in Irkutsk oblast was visited by the head EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Senichev. On liquidation of consequences of disasters thrown. Involved firefighters and rescue workers. Tomorrow the victims will be paid compensation. The government has allocated more than 600 million rubles.

Daily reports on the situation of floods in the Irkutsk region receives President Vladimir Putin, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.