National mourning day for flood victims in Russia
The death toll from recent downpours and floods in southern Russia reached 155 by Sunday, according to the data released by the government of Krasnodar region on Sunday.
The floods have affected many families in the Krasnodar region and damaged many houses in the area.
Local press office said on Sunday that the Russian government had set up rescue teams with about 10,000 rescuers. About 1,500 rescuers are performing tasks at the flood-hit districts and ten makeshift shelters were set up to accommodate the victims.
About 40 tons of disaster relief materials, including daily necessities and medicines had been sent to the disaster area by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday declared Monday as a day of national mourning for victims of a bus crash and floods.
Flags would fly at half mast in Russia and at its missions abroad on Monday, Putin said.
Cultural organizations and state-owned television channels have been advised to refrain from showing entertainment programs, according to the president order.