01 August 2021,   11:44
Russian-annexed Crimea declares state of emergency over floods

Authorities in Russian annexed Crimea declared a local state of emergency on Thursday after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of the peninsula"s east including the city of Kerch, writes Reuters.

The flooding affected nearly 300 homes and a city hospital, the emergencies ministry said.

Whole streets were submerged in water in parts of the city. In one place a fire engine could be seen driving through deep water towards a submerged passenger bus in a video posted online. Some cars were almost completely under water. In terms of material damage, the situation is severe.