"According to new information, 66 people were injured, six of them died, two are missing," a spokesperson said, adding that nine people were sent to hospital.
About 200 servicemen from Russia's Southern Military District are helping locals of Khadyzhensk town of Russia's Krasnodar Territory to deal with the consequences of natural hazards, district's spokesman Vadim Astafyev said on Saturday.
Теперь либо самолетом, либо никак. Сочи отрезало от мира. pic.twitter.com/XC2pCyuHTp— KP.RU — Кубань (@kp_kuban) October 25, 2018
Earlier, local emergency services told Sputnik that six people have died in floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains in the southern Russian region of Krasnodar and another three people have sustained injuries.
On October 24, the Krasnodar Region's Tuapsinsky District and Apsheronsky District along with the city of Sochi, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, were hit by torrential rains and subsequent floods and mudslides.
On Thursday, the rains led to the collapse of a bridge across the Makopse River in the south of the region, which was part of the road connecting Sochi with the seaside resort of Dzhubga, located some 106 miles west of Sochi along the Black Sea coast. As a result, traffic on the road has been completely blocked and there is no alternative route.
A state of emergency has been declared in the affected areas.