Due to Russia's explosion of Kakhovka HPP, at least 8 people drown in occupied Oleshky
At least eight people have drowned in occupied Oleshky, Kherson region, due to Russia's explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Their bodies were brought to the hospital on June 8
Oleshky Mayor Yevhen Ryshchuk told Ukrinform.
“There are already victims - drowned people. They have started to surface en masse,” he said.
According to him, he is currently aware that eight bodies were brought to the hospital. Witnesses also reported seeing a body floating through a house window on one of the streets.
Earlier, the mayor of Oleshky reported three deaths as a result of the flooding. The Russian forces did not allow the residents to evacuate.
In the afternoon, on June 8, Russians shelled a school building where residents of Oleshky were escaping from flooding.