More than 200 houses have been flooded in occupied Crimea’s Kerch as a result of heavy rains. Moscow-controlled head of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov was seen travelling on an inflatable boat, while lifeguards were swimming across the city center.
According to the latest data, Zhenya Dudnik Street, Komarov Street, Vokzalnoye shosse, Pirogov and Sovetskaya streets have been flooded. It is about 236 private and residential buildings.
It was reported that the Melek Çeşme River, which flows through the city of Kerch, flooded and the electricity was cut off in most parts of the city.
The so-called Kerch administration specified that "the central part of the city, as well as the hospital No.1, were blacked out". "The regional power plant services are examining electric substations. A generator for the hospital’s operation is being installed," it added.
Crimea's so-called Health Minister Alexander Ostapenko said that some 126 patients were in the hospital. He claimed that "everything is under control."
According to Russian occupation authorities, six boats are involved in the rescue operation. The media revealed Moscow-controlled "Head" of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov travelling on an inflatable boat. The recordings also showed lifeguards behind him, swimming in the heavy flood.