Heavy rain triggers dam collapse, sweeping away several buildings in Ruza City, Russia

Heavy rain triggers dam collapse, sweeping away several buildings in Ruza City, Russia

Several houses were washed away by flooding after a dam collapsed in Ruza City, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Moscow, Russia, on July 8, 2020. 

Three buildings were swept away, and another 29 were inundated in the city, the local emergency services said. Two roads were also completely destroyed.

According to Moscow region vice governor Igor Trescov, 52 residents whose houses were damaged have been relocated.

The administration said a dirt road that was used as an artificial dam collapsed due to heavy downpours. No injuries were reported.

Featured image credit: Disaster Compilations/YouTube


Las Vegas sets July heat records, no probability of monsoon anytime soon - Nevada, U.S.

August 04, 2020

July 2020 set heat records in Las Vegas, Nevada, including the seventh hottest July on record and the all-time highest low temperature in the valley with 35 °C (95 °F) overnight Thursday, July 30, 2020. While Las Vegas ended the month with a high of 44.4...

Langila spews ash to 2.4 km (8 000 feet) in its first explosive eruption since 2018, Papua New Guinea

August 03, 2020

Papua New Guinea's Langila volcano emitted ash that rose to an altitude of about 2 400 m (8 000 feet) on August 2 and 3, 2020. The last explosive eruption at this volcano took place in 2018. According to the Darwin VAAC, the plume of ash rose to 2 400 m (8 000...

Flash floods damage or destroy dozens of homes, claim lives of at least 16 people in eastern Afghanistan

August 03, 2020

Heavy rains lashed parts of a mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in flash floods that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 16 people, an official confirmed Saturday, August 1, 2020. The majority of the victims were children, while...

Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

July 29, 2020

This stunning meteor overflew the south of Spain at about 00:31 UTC on July 29, 2020 (02:31 local time), and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, which is being conducted by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The meteoroid hit the...

Mogami River overflows following record downpour in Yamagata, Japan

July 28, 2020

Parts of the Yamagata Prefecture in Japan recorded more than 200 mm (8 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period to Tuesday, July 28, 2020. As a result, the Mogami River has overflowed, leaving residents on the highest alert. In Nagai City, 206.5 mm (8.1 inches) of rain...


Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar