Impressive images of a tragedy in Russia. Houses with water up to the roof are the result of floods due to heavy rains in the Irkutsk region, on Lake Baikal. The floods killed five people including a child, another child and two people missing. 4000 buildings were destroyed by the flood of the rivers, 10 000 people are concerned, in total it is about fifty villages which are affected.
Rescue operations are incessant, by boat, helicopter. Temporary shelters were hastily installed.
Vladimir Putin went there.
The state of emergency has been declared in this region of southern Russia.