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Flood, Avalanche Toll 110 in Soviet Georgia

March 26, 1987|From Reuters

MOSCOW — Avalanches followed by floods killed 110 people and caused about $500 million in damage in the southern Soviet republic of Georgia earlier this year, the government daily Izvestia said Wednesday.

In the most detailed report to date on the heavy snows in January and a sudden thaw in February, Izvestia said 8,200 people were evacuated from mountain areas.

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