Two killed as hurricanes rage in Russia's Siberia

[19-11-2023 03:11 PM]

Ammon News - Two people were killed when a tree crushed their car as hurricanes with winds reaching 38 metres per second hit several regions in Russia's Siberia on Sunday.

Another two people were hospitalised by the falling tree in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk, TASS news agency quoted a regional official.

Sergei Kuznetsov, the head of Novokuznetsk, said an emergency had been declared in the city after strong winds damaged electricity lines and buildings, adding that local schools and kindergartens would not work on Monday.

A large sign fell on a woman near a shopping centre in Novokuznetsk, a video on social media showed. According to a local official, cited by RIA Novosti, the woman was hospitalised. Kuznetsov said six people in total were injured in the city.

According to Russian media, winds caused damage in Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk and Omsk regions, Altai Krai, Republic of Altai, Republic of Khakasia.


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