Moscow, Jul 3: More than 220 people were hospitalised in Russia’s Irkutsk Region, which is hit by heavy floods, officials said on Wednesday.
According to Sputnik news agency, the floods left 18 people dead, 200 hospitalised and eight more missing. The representative of the regional emergency services said that the number of those hospitalized had risen to 221, including 41 children.
The list of missing people included a child, it said. The state of emergency was declared in the Tulunsky, Chunsky, Nizhneudinsky, Tayshetsky, Ziminsky and Kuytunsky districts of the Irkutsk Region. Regional as well as federal authorities are making efforts to provide those affected by the disaster with necessary aid.UNI