Bursting Kura destroys river-bank dams, local people are evacuated

Bursting Kura destroys river-bank dams, local people are evacuated
# 03 May 2010 16:39 (UTC +04:00)
Experts of the Lowland Regional Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations told APA local bureau that the river-bank dams with 4-6 meters of altitude were destroyed on Monday and torrent is streaming toward Mollakend village. “The torrent is destroying all constructions on its way. Five houses, cotton-picking station were destroyed and residents of 20 houses were immediately evacuated. A part of the village is expected to be flooded until the night”.

The ground water level rose one meter in Mollakend, Turkedi, Konullu, Khalsa and Shushun villages on the banks of Kura River in the past week. Nearly 150 houses, administrative buildings, ambulatory and schoolyard were flooded. The torrents caused serious damages in Kurdamir town, Khirdapay, Atakishili villages and a lowland residential area.
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