Dam flood death toll rises to 10, with 41 missing: Kyiv

On Monday, Ukraine said that 41 people were remained unaccounted for following floods brought on by a dam breach that it blamed on Russia and which resulted in the deaths of 10 people in the southern Kherson region.

“Currently, we know about 10 dead in Kherson and the region,” Ukrainian interior minister Igor Klymenko said on Telegram. “We are also reporting 41 people as missing.”

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A fracture in the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine was the reason for the flood. The dam, which was then under Russian control, is located on the front line between opposing armies. The Ukrainian government accuses Russia of causing the devastation and the calamity that followed, but Russia maintains that Ukrainian strikes were to blame.

In spite of the ongoing conflict, thousands of people were forced to flee along the Dnipro River because of the destruction, which reportedly killed at least ten locals. Ukraine and Russia both claimed responsibility for shelling the Kherson region while rescue efforts were taking place. The water level in the Kakhovka Reservoir was at a 30-year high.

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