In memory of the 171 people killed in the recent floods in Krymsk, Russia, a documentary has been produced. The 23 minute video tells the stories of some of the victims and survivors of the disaster.
Digital Journal reported on the flooding in southern Russia, where the worst hit was the city of Krymsk in the Krasnodar region.
The deluge came suddenly at night. People had no electricity, and no help seemed to be coming. Streets were turned into rivers, houses filled with meters of water. The city was swept by a deluge of mud and water.
Some people sought refuge on their roofs, others climbed up trees. Even more tried to help each other, and many people were rescued by other residents.
The rescue service and volunteers came the next day, but it was too late for the 171 people who lost their lives.
A day of mourning was held on July 9 for the 171 dead, and also in support of the tens of thousands of people displaced by the disaster.
Krymsk has now held a memorial service for their dead. They tell their individual stories in the video above, and are now trying to pick up the pieces and carry on with their lives.
Krymsk residents and many volunteers, including people from Moscow, are trying to clean up the damage caused by the floods and many homes are beyond repair. Everyone is clubbing together to help clean up, offering free food to those who have nothing.
The people of the city of Krymsk hope that such a disastrous flood will never happen again.