Noah’s Ark flooded in western Siberia as animals rescued in emergency operation

Residents marooned on rooftops after snow melt and heavy rain causes Karasul River to burst its banks.

inside_half-floodedResidents marooned on rooftops after snow melt and heavy rain causes Karasul River to burst its banks.

More than 500 houses were flooded in the town of Ishim, with 830 people evacuated and an operation undertaken to save animals in the local petting zoo called Noah’s Ark.

Locals clung to their rooftops rather than abandon their homes and risk looters stealing their belongings.

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