Russian flooding death toll climbed to 171. 20,000 people are affected and 5,000 homes are flooded, reports say.
Flash floods deluged Russia\'s southern Krasnodar, killing at least 134 people in the region\'s worst natural disaster in decades, officials and witnesses said on 7 July 2012.
Reuters AlertNet 2012/07/07
Most of the victims died in or around Krymsk , a town about 300 km (190 miles) northwest of Sochi. The torrential rain hit thousands of homes, flooded railways and roads, and halted oil shipments from the port of Novorossiisk.