Powerful explosion in occupied Enerhodar deprives citizens of electricity and water

7 September, 10:46 AM
After the explosion, power and water disappeared in Enerhodar (Photo:Dmytro Orlov/Telegram)

After the explosion, power and water disappeared in Enerhodar (Photo:Dmytro Orlov/Telegram)

A powerful explosion occurred in the Russian occupied city of Enerhodar, host to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), on Sept. 6, Mayor Dmytro Orlov reported on Telegram.

"At 12:20 p.m. today, the residents of Enerhodar reported that a powerful explosion rang out in the city,” he wrote.

“After that, electricity and water supply disappeared simultaneously in Enerhodar.”

Orlov added that the circumstances of the incident are being investigated. It is not yet known what caused the explosion.

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The ZNPP was not said to have been affected by the explosion, but remains, like the town, under Russian occupation.

After Russian shelling caused a fire at the plant, the facility’s last remaining operational reactor was disconnected from Ukraine’s power grid on Sept. 5.

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