Ukraine dam flood toll hits 41 in Russia-controlled area

Written by on June 21, 2023

The toll from flooding sparked by a breach of a huge Ukrainian dam has risen to 41 in areas under Russian control.

The June 6 breach of the Russia-controlled Kakhovka dam inundated huge swathes of the Kherson region, forcing thousands to flee and sparking fears of an environmental disaster.

Kyiv has accused Moscow of blowing up the dam on the Dnipro River, while Russia has blamed Ukraine.

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