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Russian officials blamed for lack of warnings over flash floods

9 July 2012 Last updated at 23:19 BST

Russian officials failed to give adequate warnings before flash floods that killed at least 171 people in the southern Krasnodar region, the Russian government says.

President Vladimir Putin has demanded a full report by the weekend on the disaster and how it was handled.

A day of mourning is being held for the victims. Record torrential rain has been blamed for the floods.

Oleg Boldyrev reports from the town of Krymsk, where they are burying their dead.