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Valley of the Geysers was buried under rocks and mud

June 4 2007

On the Kamchatka Peninsula after the withdrawal of a powerful mudflow Valley of Geysers is closed to tourists. Forcing all travel agencies to urgently change its program.

Earlier, it was reported that two powerful mudflows destroyed a unique natural monument of one of the jewels of the peninsula. Avalanche occurred on Sunday afternoon. At the same time were evacuated 19 tourists and 6 service personnel stationed in the area of the accident. Mud flow covered about two thirds of a natural object. Mud and rocks buried under a platform with the world famous geyser, tourist cottages and farm buildings.

As reported total daily actions of the authorities of the peninsula to restore and preserve the unique nature reserve will be discussed at the regional.

Recall that the valley of geysers, which are more than 200 sources, is the main attraction of Kamchatka. Every year it is visited by about three thousand tourists.

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