Conflicts & War

At least 7 missing in occupied New Kakhovka after dam destruction

Moscow, Jun 7 (EFE).- At least seven people are missing in the occupied Ukrainian city of New Kakhovka, in the southern region of Kherson, after the destruction of a nearby dam that has flooded several localities.

“We have information about at least seven persons,” the city’s Russia-appointed Mayor Vladimir Leontyev told TASS agency.

He added that water levels were beginning to drop slightly in the city after registering up to 12 meters in some places on Tuesday.

According to the emergency response center, the level has decreased by 35 centimeters.

More than 900 people had to be evacuated Tuesday from flooded areas in Russian-controlled territories on the left bank of the Dnieper River, according to Leontyev.

On the Ukrainian-controlled right bank, 1,328 citizens were evacuated on Tuesday, according to the head of Kherson Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin. EFE


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