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Russia gives India and UK satellite images of disaster areas

11 February 2014

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Russia's space agency said Wednesday that it has supplied fresh satellite images to assist Britain and India cope with unfolding natural disasters blighting the two nations.

The Resurs-P satellite launched by Russia last summer on Thursday photographed areas along the southern coast of England, which is currently battling floods caused by torrential downpours that began in January.

Roscosmos said that it has forwarded over 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 square miles) of images taken by the satellite to the British government and will continue monitoring the area until the end of next week.

Source: RIA Novosti