Watch: Pensioners and pets rescued from Kherson floods after Kakhovka dam explosion

Adriana Lima
By Adriana Lima 1 Min Read
origin 1A woman is evacuated from a flooded neighborhood in Kherson, Ukraine on Wednesday June 7, 2023 after the walls of the Kakhovka Dam collapsed. ©Roman Hrytsyna/Copyright 2023 AP. All rights reserved.

Kherson residents are being urgently evacuated to safer places by emergency crews following flooding caused by the destruction of the Nova Kakhovska dam on Tuesday.

The waters of the Dnipro River were up to 11 meters high on Tuesday evening. Access to many residential buildings is restricted due to flooding, making rescue operations very difficult.

Ukrainian authorities accused Russian forces of purposely destroying the dam, while Russian authorities blamed recent Ukrainian military attacks.

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