Victims of Kakhovka dam explosion still lying under rubble of their houses
In the temporarily occupied Hola Prystan, Kherson region, the people killed in Russia’s blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam are still lying under the rubble of their houses
Svitlana Linnyk, the head of the Hola Prystan City Military Administration, reported this to Radio Liberty.
According to her, the Russian forces are not dismantling the rubble.
"They don't take out the rubble, they don't dismantle it, so those ruins remain, the bodies of the dead remain under the rubble. There are many more people lying under the rubble in their own homes. These are both urban and rural people. This is a huge number of houses and people who have disappeared, and their relatives are looking for them," the official said.
According to official data, 10 people died in Hola Prystan, but the real number could be much higher, Lynnyk emphasized.
"There will be a lot of people who will have to be reburied and exhumed, and accordingly, relatives are looking for those who died there," she added.
- On June 6, invading Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, completely destroying it. As a result of the tragedy, settlements in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions were flooded. For a detailed coverage of the events click here.
- At the same time, the Russian forces deprived the residents of Oleshky of the opportunity to evacuate. People were sitting on the roofs, many did not have enough water and food. Later, they began to leave a little bit, but first of all, those with Russian passports. According to the mayor of the town, Ryshchuk, many houses in Oleshky were destroyed, and the number of dead cannot be determined.
- Commenting on the situation in Hola Prystan and Oleshky, Kherson Regional Council deputy Serhiy Khlan said on June 19, 2023, that the number of people killed on the left bank of the occupied Kherson region "will be catastrophic.”