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MOSCOW, June 10 (Reuters) – The southern a part of the Dnieper river may return to its banks on June 16 after intensive flooding brought on by the Khakovka dam burst in Ukraine earlier this week, a Russian official stated on Saturday.
Floods have inundated cities and villages beneath the dam, trapping residents and washing away total properties on either side of the Dnipro, which separates the Ukrainian-controlled Kherson province from the southern area managed by Russian forces.
Vladimir Zalto, who heads the Russian-controlled area, stated the water stage in Nova Khakovka, a city adjoining to the dam downstream, had fallen 3 meters (10 toes) from its peak on Tuesday.
“The work to gather water and rubbish from the streets has already begun,” he stated.
As of Saturday night time, Saldo stated practically 7,000 folks had been evacuated from the flooded districts of Nova Gakovka, together with 323 youngsters, and 77 had been hospitalized.
Preliminary calculations by Russian hydroelectric energy producer RusHydro indicated that the Dnipro would return to its regular course beneath the now-destroyed Kakhovka energy station by June 16.
Salto accused Ukraine of shelling momentary shelters for folks displaced by the floods and stated a girl died because of the assaults. He posted a photograph of the dilapidated constructing saying it was a resort.
Reuters was unable to independently confirm the bombing declare, which echoes related allegations in latest days. There was no quick remark from kyiv. Ukraine accused Moscow forces of shelling civilians in flooded territory it controls.
Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up a hydroelectric plant and dam from inside a Russian-controlled plant within the first weeks of what it calls a “particular army operation” a 12 months in the past. Moscow blamed Ukraine.
Individually, the Russian-backed governor of Crimea, which Moscow claimed to have seized from Ukraine and annexed in 2014, stated air defenses shot down two Ukrainian ballistic missiles, inflicting no harm or casualties.
Report by Vladimir Soldatkin; Edited by Kevin Liffey and Andrea Ricci