The number of flood victims in Irkutsk region increased to seven people

Число жертв наводнения в Иркутской области возросло до семи человек

According to the latest data, seven people died, the fate of the nine unknown in the floods in the Irkutsk region, reports channel “MIR 24”.

In hospitals there are 153 victims. In total more than 600 people sought medical help.

Floods in the Irkutsk region began due to heavy rains. 25 Jun flooded more than 4 thousand houses in which live over 10 thousand people.

The epicenter of the floods was the city of Tulun with a population of over 40 thousand people. State of emergency operates in five districts of the Irkutsk region. So far impounded more than three thousand houses, inhabited 9809 people (including 2681 child), 18 social facilities, 3525 garden plots. For the victims collect humanitarian aid. Cut off from the outside world remain four settlements. They are provided with stocks of food, medicines and basic necessities, they arranged fire cover.

Flooding has damaged 13 road bridges, restricted movement of freight transport on the route from 1277 to 1427-km for all modes of transport from 1370 to 1371-th kilometer of the Federal highway “Siberia”. Also impounded seven sections of roads of local importance.

Inhabitants of Irkutsk have collected for the victims of approximately 100 tons of humanitarian aid. Now on the right side of Tulun has restored electricity. On the left coast without electricity are about 20 apartment buildings. Currently, the flood began to decline: the water level after the peak of the flood has decreased by four meters.