13:34 08 Jun 2023

Flooding triggered by Russia's destruction of Kakhovka dam kills one in Ukraine's Mykolaiv region

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A man died in the village of Vasylivka, in Ukraine's southern Mykolaiv region, which was flooded after Russia destroyed the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP).

Rubryka reports, citing the chief of the police of the Mykolaiv region, Serhii Shaikhet. According to him, a 53-year-old man died in Vasylivka. He refused to evacuate yesterday.

The flooded areas in the Mykolayiv region include Snihurivka, Shiroke, and Horokhivske communities.

Local police are working in an intensified mode and are patrolling the areas on watercraft to identify people who need help.

Ukrainians are urged not to neglect the opportunity to evacuate to safe areas.


The Russians blew up the Kakhovka HPP on the night of June 6. Because of this, settlements in the Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Dnipropetrovsk regions began to be flooded.

Rubryka reported that, due to flooding, three people died in the temporarily occupied Oleshky, Kherson region.

Meanwhile, the water level exceeded the historical maximum in Mykolaiv and the region. Due to the disaster, the Kinburn Spit was cut off from the mainland.

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