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Roads washed away as Russian Far East hit by torrential rain

By The Siberian Times reporter
29 August 2016

Coldest village in the world hit by severe flooding, with one month's rainfall in a few days.

Roads were washed away in the deluge, leaving people stranded in some localities. Picture: MagadanMedia

These pictures show the toll from heavy rainfall from two storms in one week. 

Winds gusted up to 25 metres per second, uprooting trees, bringing down billboards and close Magadan sea port.

Roads were washed away in the deluge, leaving people stranded in some localities. 

Flood in Magadan


Flood in Magadan


Flood in Magadan


Flood in Magadan


Flood in Magadan

These pictures show the toll from heavy rainfall from two storms in one week. Pictures: MagadanMedia

Badly hit was Oymyakon district, in Yakutia, around 1,000 kilometres north-east of Magadan.

A state of emergency was declared in Oymyakon - the world's coldest village - along with Khara-Tumul and Bereg-Yurdya.

There were further forecasts of heavy rain. 

A state of emergency was declared in Oymyakon - the world's coldest village - along with Khara-Tumul and Bereg-Yurdya. Pictures: YSIA

Flood in Oymyakon


Flood in Oymyakon


Flood in Oymyakon

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