Help us serve you better. Take a survey now

Take survey
Skip to content
Edit post

Interior Ministry: 5 dead, 13 missing due to flooding caused by Kakhovka dam breach

by Dinara Khalilova June 9, 2023 2:21 PM 1 min read
Ukrainian services sail in boats amid evacuation efforts in flooded areas of southern Ukraine after the explosion at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam on June 6, 2023. (Interior Ministry/Telegram)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

At least five people died, and 13 are considered missing as a result of the massive flooding in southern Ukraine caused by the Kakhovka dam breach, the Interior Ministry reported on June 9.

According to the ministry, four of the five victims died in Kherson Oblast, where 48 settlements have been flooded  — 34 on the Ukrainian-controlled west bank of the Dnipro River and 14 on the Russian-occupied east bank.

So far, 2412 civilians have been evacuated from the affected settlements in Kherson Oblast, the ministry said, adding that 11 people were injured in Russian attacks during the evacuation.

In neighboring Mykolaiv Oblast, the dam destruction has caused flooding in 23 settlements, from which 825 people have been evacuated, reads the report.

According to the ministry, one person in the region has died, which was first reported by the Mykolaiv Oblast police chief.

Earlier on June 9, Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin said that the flood water level on the west bank of the Dnipro River had started to fall.

Russian forces destroyed the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam across the Dnipro River on June 6, sparking a humanitarian and environmental disaster across southern Ukraine.

Ukraine war latest: Zelensky visits Kherson Oblast following Kakhovka dam disaster; Russia shells flooded city
Key Developments on June 8: * UN agrees to conduct evacuations from flooded Russian-occupied areas * 1 person killed, 10 injured by Russian shelling of Kherson Oblast during evacuation * More economic, environmental consequences of Kakhovka dam disaster revealed * Ukraine repels Russian attacks…
Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
8:28 PM

FT: Russia may be gearing up for large-scale offensive against Ukraine.

Russian forces may be preparing for a large-scale offensive in late spring or summer, aiming to capture more land in Ukraine's partially-occupied Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, the Financial Times reported on April 13, citing unnamed Ukrainian and Western officials.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.