63 killed in Mongolia floods


ULAN BATOR, Aug 6, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) – Floods in Mongolia have killed 63
people, including 15 children, so far this year, the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday.

“Two deaths were reported last weekend,” the NEMA said in a statement,
warning that the water in major rivers had risen to dangerous levels and
urging residents living along rivers to take precautions.

Heavy downpours have been hitting Mongolia since the beginning of July,
triggering massive flooding in some areas.

Meteorologists said the heavy rainfall will not stop until mid August.