- Title: Moscow recovers after wild storm that killed 11
- Date: 29th May 2017
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (MAY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF UPROOTED TREE SPLIT TREE TRUNK CAR AND SPLIT TREE (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT, VICTOR, SAYING: "It all happened within ten minutes. Very strong wind started to blow and immediately a fir tree fell and it brought down another tree. They covered three cars, but none of them were damaged. Everything ended quickly, all happened within ten minutes." VARIOUS OF UPROOTED TREE VARIOUS OF CAR DAMAGED BY TREE (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT, YEKATERINA, SAYING: "It damaged a windshield and a mirror. I don't know if anything else is damaged, I don't see because a big tree lies along car." WOMAN WALKING PAST UPROOTED TREE UPROOTED TREE VARIOUS OF CITY COMMUNITY SERVICES WORKERS CUTTING UPROOTED TREE AND REMOVING BRANCHES VEHICLE CARRYING BRANCHES DRIVING AWAY MEN CUTTING UPROOTED TREES VEHICLE WITH BRANCHES (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW CITY COMMUNITY SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE, GULNARA SHAKIROVA, SAYING: "As you see, a lot of trees were brought down. We reacted quickly and are recovering (from storm) now. Many good trees, not old ones, were brought down. We are trying to remove all the trees before the night falls." ABRUPTED CABLES VARIOUS OF WORKERS REMOVING UPROOTED TREES
- Embargoed: 12th June 2017 19:43
- Keywords: damage uprooted trees wind weather storm Moscow Russia
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IW6KAV
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- Story Text: Moscow city community services came out to the streets on Monday evening (May 29) to remove uprooted trees and abrupted cables after wild storm.
As many 11 people were killed and scores injured by falling trees and debris from buildings as a storm swept through Russian capital on Monday, the national Investigation Committee, which is looking into the deaths, said.
Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on his Twitter account that more than 40 people had asked for medical assistance. He said hundreds of trees were uprooted, as meteorologists reported winds of up to 80 kmh (50 mph).
News agencies reported falling trees had blocked roads and metro railways.
Moscow is usually spared such extreme weather, though high winds are not unusual in the region in the summer months.
The death toll was the highest due to storms in the capital in a single day for almost 20 years. Between eight and 11 people died in storm in the capital in 1998.
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