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Published: 7/23/2012

3 detained in Russia after deaths in floods

BLADE NEWS AND WIRE SERVICES

MOSCOW -- Russian police have detained three officials accused of failing to properly warn and remove residents in a southern region where floods killed scores of people this month, state investigators said Sunday.

The flooding in the Black Sea region killed 171 people -- including 153 in the town of Krymsk and its suburbs -- after torrential rain left behind nearly a foot of water.



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