Russia: Mudslide eyewitness expresses gratitude for emergency rescue workers

An eyewitness to the mudslide that hit the Adyl-Su gorge in the Elbrus district of Kabardino-Balkaria, on the night into Friday, September 1, expressed her gratitude later that day for the rapid work of the emergency response units that came to their aid. «I want stress the well-coordinated work of the Emergency Ministry, who loaded the children and luggage onto the helicopter with such care and... Еще quickly, and very rapidly carried out this evacuation. I am very grateful to them», she said. The mudslide washed over roads and affected three foot bridges in the region, covering a length of over three kilmetres (/// miles). Gas supply to six settlements, where more than 5000 people live, has been cut off. According to the head of EMERCOM (Russia's Emergencies Ministry), five settlements with a population of over 5.2 thousand, 10 tourist centres and 49 tourist groups were affected by the mudslide.

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