US offers help in Russia flood disaster

July 8th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 8 (IANS) The US has offered help to overcome a devastating flood in Russia, RIA Novosti reported.

At least 150 people died in floods triggered by heavy rains Friday in southern Krasnodar region.

“The United States government is saddened by the loss of life, injuries, and devastation that resulted from flooding in Krasnodar region,” the US embassy said Sunday.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this tragedy.

“We stand ready to assist the government of Russia and the Krasnodar region should there be a request for such help,” it said on its website.

Several cities were affected. Over 5,000 homes were flooded.

The floods have disrupted power, gas and water supply lines, automobile and rail communication.

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