Hundreds evacuated amid flooding in Russia's Far East
The dam is discharging thousands of cubic metres of water per second, which in turn is leading to flooding. With bridges and roads submersed, several villages are cut off from the world.
If the rain does not ease off the dam would be forced to open all its locks, putting dozens of villages and towns are at jeopardy.
“The situation is getting worse. The water level is still increasing. It is likely that we'll have to partially evacuate the dwellers to safe territory,” Oleg Rozhkovsky, Ovsyanka village administrator, stated.