29 people rescued by helicopter as giant mudslide blocks mountain village near Sochi

12 adults and 17 children have been delivered using helicopters after Thagapsh, a mountain village near Sochi, was cut from the outer world by a giant mudflow.

Torrential rains in Sochi have caused mudslides and destroyed or blocked roads to remote mountainous villages. Electricity has also been cut.

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The south of Russia is being hit by heavy downpours since end of May.

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This led to house collapses and now mudlsides in the ‘Olympic’ region of Sochi.

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Since June 4, 2016, mud is continuously coming down from the top of the hill.

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Houses and cars in the village of Thagapsh have been buried as a debris and mudflow suddenly engulfed the city.

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Luckily, neither injuries nor death have been reported.

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273 people and 97 machines were sent to clear the debris and repair the road.

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Rain should continue until June 6, 2016.

Спасатели эвакуировали 29 человек из горного поселка под Сочи

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