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Typhoon Chan-Hom rips up tombstones in eastern Russia

By The Siberian Times reporter
15 July 2015

Cemetery damaged by raging winds in Khabarovsk. 

Staff were urgently working to repair the damage and minimise stress for families of the dead. Picture: Yury Zolotarev/RIA Vostok-Media

After wreaking havoc in China and South Korea, the typhoon smashed tombs in the Far East of Russia. 

Trees were blown over onto the gravestones, literally uprooting several tombs and damaging monuments to the dead. 

Fences around graves and the fencing surrounding the city's central cemetery were also severely damaged, as shown in footage from local TV. 

Staff were urgently working to repair the damage and minimise stress for families of the dead. 

But local reports said they did not have sufficient manpower. 

The typhoon also destroyed electricity supply networks and flooded streets in the city of 590,000 people. 

Trees were blown over onto the gravestones, literally uprooting several tombs and damaging monuments to the dead. Pictures: Yury Zolotarev/RIA Vostok-Media

Typhoon Chan-Hom


Typhoon Chan-Hom


Typhoon Chan-Hom


Typhoon Chan-Hom


Typhoon Chan-Hom

Comments (2)

Man can accomplish much like yesterdays release of those beautiful breathtaking images from far off "Pluto" has shown; nature on the other hand on our Earthly home can cause havoc on the blink of an eye.

May that graveyard soon be returned to a peaceful resting place for those families who loved ones rest there. Please, "Nature" respect the "Dead", or is that too much to ask?
Jaker, Dundalk
16/07/2015 22:17
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I hope uri hasnt bin trying his spoon bending party piece again
Ulga, Uni verse
16/07/2015 06:47
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