Water level of Tobol River in Russia’s Kurgan exceeds 9 meters

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The water level of the Tobol River in the city of Kurgan in Russia’s southern Urals has risen above the 9-meter mark, the state-run TASS news agency said on Wednesday, citing local authorities.

Water levels in rivers in swathes of Russia’s Ural and southwestern Siberian regions, as well as adjacent areas of Kazakhstan, were still rising rapidly, officials said earlier.

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The disaster has been caused by the fast melting of large snowfalls amid heavy rain, swelling the tributaries of some of Europe’s largest rivers.

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