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13 dead in storms and floods in Ukraine


Kiev, Ukraine : Ukraine’s Emergency Ministry says storms and floods have killed 13 people, including five children and at least two more are missing.

It says four days of storms have flooded more than 20,000 houses and cut electricity in four western regions. More than 8,000 people have been evacuated, and thousands are in serious danger as the water keeps rising Sunday.

Ukraine has not seen anything like that in 100 years, First Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Turchinov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.

President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko have rushed to the area.