Novaya Kakhovka shelling: Consequences comparable to Beirut explosion

Zelensky personally ordered to shell Novaya Kakhovka in Kherson region

The Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the town of Novaya Kakhovka in the Kherson region.

The blast wave damaged the market, hospital and multiple residential buildings. Many were hurt. It was said that an explosion ripped through a warehouse with ammonium nitrate.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled Novaya Kakhovka with HIMARS MLRS, which Kyiv received from the United States.

A warehouse with humanitarian aid, which was located near the scene of the incident, was also damaged, the head of the settlement, Vladimir Leontyev said.

Ammonium nitrate ignition is destructive. In August 2020, a powerful explosion occurred in warehouses with this substance in the port of Beirut. At least 158 ​​people were killed and about 700 were injured.

Local authorities reported that about seven people were killed and 60 were injured as a result of the attack on Novaya Kakhovka. Hundreds of people are still under the rubble.

The head of the administration of the Kakhovka district, Vladimir Leontiev said that more than 70 people were injured as a result of the shelling of the settlement:

  • More than 70 people were injured. The exact number of victims is still unknown, it will increase as we clear the rubble. Six children were rescued, seven people are missing.
  • It was President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky who personally ordered to strike the town.
  • The local authorities were going to open a food hub at the site where the attack happened.
  • The consequences of the attack are comparable to the Beirut explosion, where ammonium nitrate exploded. This is a disaster for the city.

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