KIEV, March 19 (AFP) - Eight people
died in severe floods that hit the west of Ukraine in early March, authorities
said Monday, updating the death toll.
Almost 1,000 people are hospitalised,
and 12,000 rescue workers are still operating in the Transcarpathian region,
where 13,000 people had to leave their homes, said regional administration
official Olga Stefanets.
More than 13,000 inhabitants of the affected
region, including some 3,000 children, are suffering from breathing and
digestive problems, Stefanets added.
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