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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

East Siberia Flooding




MOSCOW -- Two swollen rivers in the southeastern region of Chita have flooded 32 settlements and left more than 6,000 people homeless, a news report said Tuesday.


Emergency workers, including police and army troops, were evacuating residents from settlements along the Shilka and Nercha rivers, Itar-Tass reported.


Local officials declared a state of emergency in the region. No deaths have been linked to the flooding.


Weather forecasters said high water levels may persist until the weekend, when a hurricane that swept in from Mongolia was likely to dissipate, Itar-Tass reported.