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Natural disaster hits Arkhangai Province

Rainstorm leaves one dead, 11 injured, 100 livestock missing

Trans. by M.ZOLJARGAL

A powerful rainstorm with high speed winds hit Khashaat soum in Arkhangai Province on Saturday evening, leaving one person dead, nine injured, and about 100 livestock missing. Two of the injured are now hospitalized and in critical condition.
Three vehicles were carried away in the storm’s winds, with one driver killed while still inside, reported Arkhangai Province Emergency Management Agency (APEMA) officials.
The driver was a resident of Ulaanbaatar and driving a 2.5 ton truck with his friend. They parked beside a house to seek shelter from the rain and winds. His friend got out of the truck, but when the driver tried to follow, the truck was hit by the winds and carried away in the storm. The truck fell 300 meters from where it was parked and the driver died on impact.
Four gers and one log house were destroyed and the people inside were injured. Bag (smallest regional administrative unit) officials in Khashaat also reported that the storm carried away about 100 sheep and goats, according to Uransanaa, an operator with APEMA.
APEMA received a storm report at 7:37 p.m., when wind speeds reached 50 meters per second. However, the National Agency for Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Monitoring previously forecasted 12 meters per second wind speeds that evening.
APEMA sent one vehicle and a team of ten rescuers to the assist the affected soum’s residents.

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