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WorldAsiaThe death toll after the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station has reached seven people

The death toll after the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station has reached seven people

The number of people who died after the destruction of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station in the Kherson region rose to seven. About this in my telegram channel informed head of the Russian regional administration Vladimir Saldo.

“Two civilians were killed following a rocket attack by Ukrainian militants from the Hola Pristan evacuation zone,” he said.

According to Saldo, 62 victims have been hospitalized, they are under the supervision of doctors in medical establishments outside the “15 kilometer zone from the front line”. 5,000 residents were evacuated from the flooded areas, including 178 children and 62 people with reduced mobility. About a thousand people, on the evening of June 8, remain in temporary accommodation centers.

The head of the Kherson region stressed that the main peak of rising water after the spill was passed, and in the urban district of Novokakhovsk its level began to fall, but the “huge territories” of municipal districts from Aleshkinsky and Golopristansky are still flooded.

The extent of the damage caused by the destruction of the hydroelectric plant and the extent of its consequences can only be assessed after the waters have completely receded, Saldo said. “But already now there is every reason to believe that the direct damage caused by the destruction of the housing stock in the region alone will exceed 1.5 billion rubles,” he warned.

Destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. What will be the implications for agriculture and energy

For its part, the consequences of the destruction of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station were assessed by the head of Ukrhydroenergo, Igor Syrota, on the airwaves of the national telethon “United News”. According to her, on the evening of June 8, the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir fell to 12.5 meters, having exceeded the mark of 12.7 meters – the so-called dead point, below which the catch of water becomes impossible.

Sirota predicts that the water in the reservoir will fall for about seven to eight more days, decreasing by one meter per day, and will eventually fall to about 3 meters, and its width will decrease from the previous 3 km to 1-1.2 km. In fact, explained the head of Ukrhydroenergo, this would mean the restoration of the Dnieper Canal before the construction of the reservoir.

The Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, according to Sirota, almost completely fell under water – one half completely, the second – 70%. The earth insert between the station and the footbridge also turned out to be under water and is gradually eroding, the official concluded.

The dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station collapsed on the night of June 6. The Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov called the breach of the dam a “deliberate sabotage of the Ukrainian side”. What happened in the Russian Foreign Ministry called a terrorist attack planned by Ukraine as part of a counter-offensive. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy blamed Russia for the dam failure which he said “undermined and blew up” the hydroelectric plant.

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