(MENAFN- AzerNews) Five out of seven people, who were missing after massive
flooding following the destruction of the Kakhoka dam in southern
Ukraine, have been found dead, said the local mayor of the Nova
Kakhovka city, Azernews reports, citing Anadolu Agency.
"Today it became known that out of seven people who were grazing
cattle, five drowned. We are currently engaged in the evacuation of
the remaining two people," Vladimir Leontyev told Russian
Leontyev said that the emergency services have started pumping
out water, after which the process of restoration will start.
He accused Ukraine of preparing the sabotage and said that
multiple US-made HIMARS missiles hit the dam.
"Overflights by drones were carried out, they knew perfectly
well where each HIMARS missile hit, they knew the state of the
hydroelectric power station, and struck the final blow at the
vulnerable areas," he said.
Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday accused each other of damaging the
Kakhovka dam, which led to the flooding of the neighboring
Moscow accused Ukraine of attempting to cut Crimea off the
freshwater it receives from the Kakhovka Reservoir, formed by the
dam, while Kyiv claimed that Russia tries to slow an expected
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