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Nine people killed by hurricane in Mari El

Hundreds of settlements in Mari El were left without electricity and nine people were killed, Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said. The disaster has received worldwide coverage.


According to the ministry, nine people were killed and 27 injured at a campsite near Lake Yaltachik, Reuters reported.

Photos posted on Telegram show cars and tents badly damaged and crushed by fallen trees.

The storms knocked out electricity in 520 villages and blew the roofs off houses in eight regions.