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News agencies: 99 dead in southern Russia floods
Flooding after torrential rain in southern Russia leaves 99 dead
By The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) Russian news agencies say the death toll in flooding after torrential rains in a southern region has risen to 99.

The state news agencies ITAR-Tass and RIA Novosti said the figure came from unnamed officials at the Interior Ministry.

The overnight rains dumped as much as 28 centimeters (about 11 inches) of water on parts of the Krasnodar region, forcing many residents to take refuge in trees or on house roofs.



The region is about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Moscow, bordering the Black Sea.


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