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Official number of deaths from destruction of Kakhovka HPP announced

Jul 21, 2023

31 people died in government-controlled territory as a result of the Russian explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant on June 6, 2023.

This was stated by Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko in an interview with Radio Svoboda.

"Regarding the death toll: it is known about 31 dead people as for today. 29 are from the Kherson region and two citizens died in the Mykolaiv region," Klymenko said.

At the same time, there is no final information on material losses. The counting is still ongoing.

"It is very difficult to calculate over these months how much we have lost in potential harvest, how much we have lost in private farms, including vineyards as well as melons and gourds that grew in this area; how much we have lost in water supply. This is a big problem," he said.

In his opinion, the main problem now is access to water for citizens in the future.

As a reminder, on the night of June 6, the Russian occupiers blew up the mined Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Dozens of settlements in the Kherson region were flooded as a result of the dam breach. This resulted in civilian deaths, animal deaths, property destruction and pollution of the Dnipro River, and provoked an environmental disaster.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 21/07/2023

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