Russia: Powerful mudslide leaves almost 8,000 people stranded in Kabardino-Balkar Republic

Over 7,700 people have been left stranded in Russia’s Kabardino-Balkar Republic after a powerful mudslide struck near the villages of Elbrus and Upper Baksan in the southwest of the republic early on Friday. The figure includes around 500 Russian and foreign tourists, as well as about 6,000 people in surrounding villages. Emergency teams are trying to reach those affected, but efforts are being... Еще hampered by the damage caused to infrastructure. According to the Emergency Situations Ministry of Russia, around 245 specialists and 33 vehicles are at the scene. Two people are known to have died and a search and rescue operation for three people is currently underway.

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