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'Everything's lost': Russians mourn flooded homes (2024)

‘Everything’s misplaced’: Russians mourn flooded houses (2024) © AFP / France 24

In the southern Russian metropolis of Orenburg, the River Ural has burst its banks, inundating 1000’s of houses after heavy rain and melting ice swelled rivers throughout the area and in neighbouring Kazakhstan. Vast swathes of town stay lined in muddy water, piling extra distress on its residents. “I saved every penny, I denied myself everything, I tried for the sake of the house. And now it’s all flooded – it’s a nightmare,” says 56-year-old medical employee Lyudmila Borodina.