Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed.
As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week.
Floods affected 33 000 people in 83 villages. 40 villages are still underwater.
Emergency service said 1 200 people are in need of medical aid and 190 have been admitted to hospitals.
In addition, an immense loss of livestock was reported.
Over 1 300 service personnel and vehicles have reached the flooded areas under Vladimir Putin's orders. These rains have come after a long dry spell which witnessed many severe wildfires.
Featured image credit: The Siberian Times
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Your support makes a difference
Dear valued reader,
We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.
The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.
If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.
Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum. Other support options include Patreon pledges and sending us a one-off payment using PayPal.
Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.