Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life.
The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings and an electric sub-station. 2 buildings were completely destroyed.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency, as many as 12 people have lost their lives, 9 adults and 3 children, as of June 17.
Traveling between the capital city of Ulan Bator and western Mongolian provinces has been restricted for an indefinite period, the agency added.
Images courtesy Mongolia NEMA
Meteorological and Environmental Monitoring Agency said more heavy rain and floods are expected on June 17, mostly in central and eastern areas.
Residents are advised not to travel to the north and south of Ulaanbaatar and keep away from rivers.
Featured image credit: Mongolia NEMA
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