Waterspout is still raging on Black Sea. Though, if it moves to the shore, the situation will become worse.
Nature continues to gather its bloody harvest: according to latest information, 38 people have died. The Russian Emergency Ministry spokesperson reported that bodies of 27 victims had been identified. Among the victims, there are 25 women and two 2-year-old children. More than 1,500 people were evacuated (836 of them are children). In the zone of the catastrophe, rescue works are being continued, spokesperson for Russian Emergency Ministry, Marina Ryklina reported Saturday morning.
Railway communication is fully restored between the city of Norossiysk and the city of Krasnodar. Within last 24 hours, almost all passengers – about 7 thousand people – were removed from the zone of the natural cataclysm, ITAR-TASS reports. The last party of passengers – 500 people – is waiting for depart.
Yegor Belous PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Vera Solovieva
Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2002/08/10/45504.html
Mysterious philanthropist, Rustem Magdeev, had agreed, at his own expense, to donate a sculpture of Rudolf Nureyev, made by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, to the Kazan Opera and Ballet Theatre