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Typhoon Saola paralyzed life in Taiwan, six people were killed

Typhoon "Saola" raging in Taiwan since Tuesday night, paralyzed life on the island, with a population of 23 million people, six were killed, said on Thursday the Agence France Presse.

Information about the two victims came from the area in the north of Sansom — One person was buried under a landslide, and the other drowned. Two others pinned fallen trees in southern Taiwan. In the north-east of the island by a landslide killed two others.

As reported by the Associated Press, despite the fact that the second half of the day the typhoon weakened to a tropical storm, still

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Kuban, reeling from floods, forest fires now threaten

Kuban Glaucus MOE on Wednesday announced an urgent warning about the extreme fire danger in most areas.

According to the regional storm warning meteorologist, August 1-3, in most areas of the Krasnodar Territory fire danger will remain high, fifth grade.

"Predicted probability of emergencies and accidents at the municipal level due to fire and expansion of forest fires, with the ability to move ground fires in the threat of riding on communities," — said in a statement. Also at risk of grain fields and forest plantations.

Meanwhile Kuban still not fully recovered from the disaster of the past: on the

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Forest fire on Mount Sokar in Bulgaria fully extinguished

Large forest fire on Mount Sokar in Bulgaria, which raged for more than three days, completely extinguished, according to local radio station Darik news referring to the head of the fire service Haskovo Nicholas Vylcheva.

Sokar mountain is in the Haskovo in the south-east. Earlier, the head of the region Irena Uzunov stated that threats to people because there is no fire. But the fire pose a threat to birds of prey that live in fairly large numbers in the area of Mount Sokar.

In extinguishing the fire involved more than 300 employees of fire protection and the Bulgarian Army

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Heavy rain and hail paralyzed Mexico City Airport

Continuous rain and hail began Saturday has stopped the work of one of the largest airports in Latin America — Mexico City International Airport Benito Juarez, said local authorities.

Flow of water and hail forced by airport authorities to close two runways, resulting in 27 flights were delayed. Completely stopped takeoff and arriving in Mexico City flights were diverted to airports in other cities in Mexico.

Airport does not accept and does not send the aircraft for several hours.

Mexico City Airport is located in the city, and every fifteen minutes there sit or fly planes. And they fly directly

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Fifteen people were injured in the earthquake in Colombia

At least 15 people were injured in a powerful earthquake in Colombia, which took place last Saturday, local media reported.

As reported by Reuters, the epicenter of the earthquake, whose magnitude was 7.0, was located 10 kilometers south-east of the city of Pasto. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 130 kilometers.

According to rescuers, the element has destroyed about 100 buildings, about 1.9 thousand buildings have received various injuries. Most of the victims were injured during an emergency evacuation of the buildings.

Local media reported that the underground vibrations were felt in neighboring Ecuador, but there is damage and

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Flood, flooded Krymsk happens once every 200 years — Roshydromet

This flow rate, which was during the disastrous floods that hit the Krymsk, celebrated once every few hundred years, it is almost two times higher than the same period last major flood in the city in 2002, said the head of Hydromet Alexander Frolov.

"The maximum flow rate (water) was 1.5 thousand cubic meters per second. This happens once every 200 years" — Frolov said at a news conference.

He noted that these figures are derived from a survey of district disaster, made by specialists Hydromet. The data obtained in this survey will be published on the site Thursday Hydromet.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in Tajikistan

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in Tajikistan on Thursday morning, told RIA Novosti on the Dushanbe seismic station.

"The epicenter of tremors was located in 435 kilometers southeast of Dushanbe, about 20 kilometers from the Murghab district on the border with China," — said the source.

According to the station, the earthquake was felt at 06.07 local time (07.05 MSK).

Information on casualties and damage were reported.

According to the Defense Ministry, these earthquakes have not affected the combat readiness of units 201 military bases and other military facilities of the Russian armed forces stationed in the country.

"Forces on

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In Croatia, in some regions the situation is brought under control by fire

Croatian Fire Service took control of the situation with forest fires in the community Selce, as well as villages and Bribir Crikvenica on the Adriatic Sea, wrote in local newspapers 24sata.

As noted in an interview with Croatian journalists tourism minister of this country Veljko Ostojic in extinguishing the fire were used three seaplane brand Canadair, as well as about 300 firefighters, fueled assist local residents and tourists.

Ostojic said that the fire had been evacuated because of the order of 7% of tourists to the resorts on the Adriatic Sea, but it is expected that they will soon return

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Wildfires threaten many towns in the Balkan Peninsula

Numerous fires, which contributes to the rapid spread of heat and strong winds, complicate the lives of thousands of people in the Balkans, in recent days, reports of casualties.

Fire element, covered mostly forests in mountainous areas, are increasingly threatened by human settlements in different parts of the region. In this work of fire is often difficult due to the lack of human resources and technology.

Macedonia

At least 15 people, seven of them — children, were injured in the Macedonian town of Strumica, where a fire broke out on Monday.

As reported by MIA, the fire covered 100 hectares

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To protect Krymsk flood dam can be built — Tkachev

Experts consider the possibility of building a dam to protect Krymsk from flooding in the future, said at a meeting with the population of a district governor of Krasnodar region Alexander Tkachev.

"For working professionals who calculate the possibility of building a dam," — said the governor.

According to him, the height of buildings may be about 5-7 meters.

"Institutions have to give us a 100 per cent record in this matter, the decision will be secured by the state commission headed by the (post), Dmitry Kozak," — said Tkachev.

He added that the cost of the dam could

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