At least three people have drowned in the occupied Oleshky town after waters unleashed by the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam flooded “about 90%” of the area, APA reports citing CNN.
Yevhen Ryshchuk said, "three people drowned there. We do not know how many more dead people there will be. I think there might be many more."
Between 3,500 and 4,000 people still lived in Oleshky, including “many pensioners and bedridden people,” Ryshchuk said.
Rescuers are now trying to evacuate thousands of people in the flood zone, while many have climbed onto the roof of their house to escape the floods.