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Houses flooded after missiles hit dam in Ukraine

Russian missiles have hit a reservoir dam near the southern Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih.

Some residents around the area have been told to evacuate, city head Oleksandr Vilkul said, but he pointed out that the situation was under control.

BBC reports that Ukraine said the strike was revenge by Russia for its recent counterattack.

President Zelensky said the reservoir had no military value at all and that the two blasts were carried out to increase the water flow from the dam to the Inhulets river.

He said the strike affected water supply to the city, which had a pre-war population of more than 600,000 people.

Officials noted that the Water broke through the dam and overflowed the banks of the river, flooding some houses adding that the water levels in the Inhulets river had now “dropped considerably”.

Although no casualties were reported.

Russia’s military had earlier admitted hitting energy-generating targets that caused widespread blackouts affecting millions of people in eastern Ukraine last weekend.

Writing By Marian Benjamin; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu