People in Kherson amid efforts to escape bullets and floods
At least 600 square kilometers of Ukraine's southern Kherson region have been flooded after the Nova Kakhovka dam collapsed on Tuesday, according to a regional military commander.
Flood waters have risen to an average level of 5.61 meters.
The east coast, which is lower than the west coast, also suffered the most damage from the floods. Of the entire flooded area, 68% was on the east coast and 32% on the west.
Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated from the "danger zone" and are staying in temporary shelters.
Russia does not stop. Gun attacks continue even as rescue teams struggle to pull people out of flooded homes.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces fired on rescue teams trying to reach flooded areas in occupied parts of the Kherson region.
Kiev and Moscow have blamed each other for the collapse of the dam. The cause remains unclear, and CNN's analysis of satellite images shows the dam was damaged just days before the collapse.