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Russia holds a day of mourning for flood victims on July 9

Aerial view of floods in RussiaRussia has declared a day of mourning today for the 171 dead, and in honor of the more than 24,000 affected by the disaster. Questions are being raised as to the delays in warning residents of the coming deluge.

Digital Journal reported yesterday on the flooding in Russia’s Krasnodar region, which has taken the lives of 171 people. Some 479 people, 48 children among them, have sought medical aid following the flood. Almost 3,000 people have been evacuated from the disaster area. More than 24,000 people have been affected by the disaster… read more and watch aerial video of floods.
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