People on rooftops, in trees, waiting for rescue. Officials under-prepared for this type of disaster.
Flash floods caused by torrential rain have swept the southern Russian Krasnodar region, killing 134 people, officials say.
The floods, the worst there in living memory, struck at night, reportedly without warning.
TV pictures showed people scrambling onto their rooftops to escape.
President Vladimir Putin has flown to the region, where he will hold emergency talks with officials in the worst-hit town of Krymsk.
Most of those who died were in the Krymsk area but nine deaths were reported in the Black Sea resort of Gelendzhik with a further two in the port town of Novorossiysk.
Emergency teams have been sent from Moscow by plane and helicopter.
Crude oil shipments from Novorossiysk have been suspended.
Russian TV showed thousands of houses in the region nearly completely submerged.
Canada sells out to oil industry. Environmentalists are livid. New regulations will be approved to loosen Canadian environmental laws to assist oil companies to drill oil and build thousands of miles of new pipelines.
Btw, this type of malfeasance is called regulatory capture.
Hundreds of environmental and activist groups in Canada shut down their websites for a day on Monday to protest Canadian government policies that will make it easier to build pipelines to transport oil from Alberta’s vast tar sands.
The groups - joined by U.S.-based groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council - say the Conservative government is also trying to silence opponents of the pipelines from the tar sands, the world’s third-biggest oil reserve and the subject of much environmental concern.
The Conservatives, determined to make Canada what they call an energy superpower, want to speed up reviews of resource development projects, cut back laws that protect fish habitats, strip key veto powers from the federal energy regulator, and give the government the final say on approving major pipelines.