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Kherson Residents Evacuated as Water Levels Rise Following Dam Breach

Residents in Kherson, Ukraine, were forced evacuate their homes on Tuesday, June 6, as water levels continued to rise following a dam breach in the region, the regional government said.

Footage posted by Ukrainian officials shows property damage and residents walking through flooded streets near the Kosheva River in southwest Kherson on Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday afternoon, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces had “internally detonated” the hydro plant in Nova Kakhovka shortly before 3 am local time, inundating 80 towns and villages in the region. Credit: Kherson OVA via Storyful