Floods Near Olympic Site© Photo Press Service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in Krasnodar region
SOCHI, March 13 (R-Sport) - Around 700 construction workers have been evacuated from a camp near some of the Sochi Olympic facilities after a river burst its banks, officials said Wednesday.
Heavy rain caused the river Mzymta to breach a protective dam Wednesday morning, causing water to flow into the camp, home to around 1,500 workers.
“There are no injured people,” a statement from the regional branch of the Emergencies Ministry said. “Repairs to the damaged dam have begun.”
The camp is located in the village of Esto-Sadok, near the Krasnaya Polyana mountain cluster where skiing and other snow events will take place at the Winter Olympics next year.
The Olympics will be held from February 7 through 23.
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