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Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant explosion: 17 killed, 13 of them from drowning

Sunday, 18 June 2023, 21:21
Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant explosion: 17 killed, 13 of them from drowning

According to official data, 17 people were killed, 13 of them by drowning and 4 from gunshot wounds received during evacuation, as a result of the Russians exploding the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Source: Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs, on Telegram

Quote: "Seventeen people were killed. Of them, thirteen due to drowning, 4 more received life-threatening gunshot wounds during the evacuation. Thirty-one people remain undiscovered."

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Details: Klymenko said that the centralised water supply was partially restored to the population of Novorontsovka.

"Wherever there is still no water supply (and this is more than 167,000 consumers only in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), the delivery of drinking and industrial water is organised. In total, more than 11,000 tons of water were delivered to residents of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast," he added.

A total of 876 houses remain flooded. Among the 3,614 people evacuated from dangerous areas are 474 children and 80 people with limited mobility.

Previously: On June 17, the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that as a result of the blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant by the Russians, 16 people are known to be dead, and 31 people are considered missing.

On 11 June, Russian troops fired at a boat with civilians evacuating from the occupied left bank of Kherson Oblast, killing 3 people and wounding 23.

Read also: "We are not afraid, we have sailed home." Ukrainska Pravda on high water and evacuation in Kherson

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