Russia was hit by devastating floods in which five people died and nearly 10,000 were stranded in Siberia.
Major evacuations have forced people to leave their homes in Irkutsk region, where & # 39; the world's deepest lake – Baikal, which contains 20 percent of the planet's non-frozen fresh water – has broken its banks.
About 50 villages along the coast became & # 39; inaccessible & # 39; while at least 15 bridges were swept away and dams collapsed.
Heavy rainfall and & # 39; melting glaciers in the Sayan Mountains & # 39; caused a & # 39; flood apocalypse & # 39; with Russian predictors saying that & # 39; worse, & # 39; would come.
Around 50 villages near Lake Baikal were flooded by floods and & # 39; inaccessible & # 39; made
Rescue workers evacuating people from a remote village with a combination of trucks and dinghies
Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Bratsk on Saturday on the way back from the G20 summit
In the city of Tulun, a grandfather, 86, and a grandson, eight, are missing after being swept away in swirling waters when a family tried to evacuate their home in a boat that capsized.
President Vladimir Putin flew to the flooded industrial city of Bratsk when he returned from the G20 summit in Japan to warn black marketers cashing in on the prices of drinking water and basic food.
He demanded that the most affected parents and children go to & # 39; safe & # 39; areas in Russia.
But capital Moscow was also hit, with a video in which a pilot with rolled up pants waded through running water to reach his flight at the main airport of Russia, Sheremetyevo.
Elsewhere, the diamond-rich Yakutia area was hit by wild forest fires that destroyed parts of jungle when the Russian emergency services were confronted with a & # 39; prefect storm & # 39; of weather crises.
Rescuers evacuating a child from a flooded residential building. So far, five people have been killed in the flood
The floods are officially the worst in the history of floods in Irkutsk, Eastern Siberia
Roads were torn apart and infrastructure over the remote region destroyed by the intense flooding
In one city in Irkutsk, Tulun, the water floated to the third floor of five-storey apartment buildings.
The local Iya River had risen to a depth of 42 ft when 22 ft of the & # 39; critical & # 39; level.
Here a grandfather and a grandson were missing after their boat capsized as they tried to escape from dramatically emerging waters.
The floods in Irkutsk region are & # 39; the worst in history & # 39; with & # 39; heinous & # 39; damage The Siberian Times.
Almost 10,000 people have lost their property and are currently unprotected because major operations are fleeing to relief supplies.
The figure includes 2,269 children.
About 400 injured people including more than three dozen children.
Approximately 27,000 people do not have electricity due to power line interruptions and preventive measures.
Officials say that more than 4,000 apartment buildings and private homes have been flooded so badly that they must be rebuilt.
In some places the water level rose almost halfway through the residential blocks. More than 4,000 apartment buildings and private homes were flooded so badly that they had to be rebuilt
Several bridges were completely destroyed, plundering rescue operations and cutting off several cities
The region's main waterway – the Angara River flowing from Baikal – had also burst its banks with a number of stories that said that unusually warm weather had led to glaciers melting in the Sayan Mountains.
Putin struck black marketers who wanted to make a quick profit in the plight of flood victims.
Many people have nothing left, said the leader of the Kremlin.
& # 39; Every day they have to feed their children and eat themselves, so you have to organize it without administrative hassle.
& # 39; We must not allow dishonest traders to benefit from people's grief. & # 39;
Russia has set aside an initial £ 12.5 million to help flood victims.
Putin held a meeting in Bratsk with emergency minister Yevgeny Zinichev, who is on site to address the crisis, along with senior regional officials.
He ordered affected children and their parents to be evacuated immediately to safer parts of Russia.
& # 39; We will do everything we can to minimize the amount of grief & # 39 ;, said Vice President Alexander Chupriyan.
An IL-76 transport aircraft arrived in Irkutsk with 30 tons of humanitarian aid, including 26 anti-flood dams, more than 3000 blankets, dozens of tents, first aid and anti-epidemic medicines.
Water that almost reaches the roof line of an industrial building. The most important waterway of the region – the Angara River that flows from Baikal – had also burst its banks
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