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Death toll during hurricane in Mari El rose to seven people KXan 36 Daily News

Date: May 19, 2024 Time: 14:55:26

About six deaths were previously reported.

According to Malkin, at 6:00 pm on Saturday, a strong wind knocked down trees on the beach near Yalchik Lake, which is very popular with local residents. At that time, there were up to 500 cars in the camp. “The death toll today is 7 people, including three children. 15 were handed over to the hospital,” RIA Novosti quoted the head of the Mari El Committee for Civil Defense and Emergency Situations.

He added that rescuers, police officers and an airmobile group from the Russian Emergencies Ministry work at the site. Some tents and cars still remain under the trees. At 4 am, the experts plan to resume the cleanup.

Earlier, the head of the republic, Yuri Zaitsev, said that a large number of trees were blown down by a stormy wind in the areas of Tair and Yalchik lakes. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, two people were injured on Lake Tahir, all the other wounded and dead were resting on the shore of Yalchik.

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