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Kakhovka dam explosion: three bridges flooded in Kherson Region

Some national motorways in the region are flooded due to the explosion.

Kakhovka dam explosion: three bridges flooded in Kherson Region
Photo: Roman Mrochko

Three bridges and more than 70 houses are flooded in the government-controlled part of Kherson Region, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, said in a video message on Telegram.

"Water continues to arrive and flood the settlements in Kherson Region. As of this hour, we know about 71 flooded houses. In the village of Tyahynka alone, two bridges and 33 residential buildings are flooded. In Burhunka, three houses are under water. In Odradokamyanka, a bridge is flooded, making access to the village difficult. In the village of Kozatske, Kakhovka District, three dozen houses are flooded," Prokudin said.

In addition, according to the State Agency for the Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine, some state roads in the region were flooded due to the explosion.

"Sections of state roads in Kherson Region were completely submerged by the Dnipro and its tributaries after another act of terrorism by the enemy - the explosion of a water overflow dam, the engine room building and the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station lock. We are talking about parts of the Kherson - Nova Kakhovka - Henichesk and Odesa - Melitopol - Novoazovsk roads below the hydroelectric power plant," the agency said.

On the government-controlled right bank of the Dnipro river in Kherson Region, sections of the Kherson-Nova Kakhovka-Henichesk national motorway, along which the settlements of Dariyivka, Tokarivka, Novotyahynka, Ivanivka, Tyahynka, and Shylova Balka are located, are now completely flooded. Water continues to arrive, so the flooding of the roads will continue.

Last night, the Russian army blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. Dozens of settlements are flooded, most of them occupied by the Russian Federation.

About 1,300 people have been evacuated in Kherson Region due to the detonation of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.

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