Hundreds of people on the Telegram application are asking to be saved from heavy flooding in Kherson, writes a BBC correspondent.
“Help me, please!” writes Svitlana, who claims that 35 people are stuck at an address on the Russian-occupied side of the Dnieper.
“They’re all on a rooftop nearby – kids screaming and crying,” she pleads. – Three days without food or water. We die slowly. Please please.”
Most calls for help come from people on the left bank under Russian control.
A local list released today contains the names of at least 150 missing persons.
Aliona wrote the message: “Urgent please!” There is a grandmother born in 1939 and a disabled woman born in 1958. They must be evacuated. Help!”
Kherson officials have advised rescuers to take a break after heavy shelling hit the town yesterday.
On social media, dozens of people across Ukraine posted their addresses and accommodation requests after their rescue.
Source: The Delfi