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Interior Minister: 10 fatalities, 23 injuries in Ukraine following severe snowfall

Rescue services assisted almost 2,500 people, including over 160 children, in Odesa Oblast, one of the worst-hit areas.
Rescues and the National Police are helping people stranded in roads in Ukraine due to bad weather, November 2023. Credit: Volodymyr Zelenskyy \ Telegram
Interior Minister: 10 fatalities, 23 injuries in Ukraine following severe snowfall

As of 28 November 2023, 10 people died, and 23 were injured, including two children due to severe weather sweeping through Ukraine, Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko said.

In Odesa Oblast, one of the worst-hit areas, five people died and 15 were injured due to the inclement weather. Rescue services assisted 2,498 people, including 162 children, in the oblast.

Casualties due to severe snowfall in Ukraine, November 2023. Credit: Volodymyr Zelenskyy \ Telegram

In Mykolaiv Oblast, two people died and two were injured, according to Klymenko. The minister also reported on the remaining victims in Kharkiv and Kyiv oblasts.

Due to heavy snowfall and strong winds over recent days in Ukraine, 411 settlements in 11 oblasts remain without electricity. In addition, eight roads in Mykolaiv and Kirovohrad oblasts remain closed to traffic.

On 27 November, traffic was blocked on 14 highways across Ukraine, with the most difficult situation occurring in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Cherkasy and Kirovohrad oblasts.

Casualties due to severe snowfall in Ukraine, November 2023. Credit: Volodymyr Zelenskyy \ Telegram
Casualties due to severe snowfall in Ukraine, November 2023. Credit: Volodymyr Zelenskyy \ Telegram

On 27 November, over 2,000 settlements in 16 Ukrainian oblasts were left without power and road traffic was blocked due to inclement weather conditions, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Some schools in Kyiv Oblast were closed and trucks were prohibited from entering the city.

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