At least Two swimmers died in an underwater mine explosion on the beach of Odessa (Ukraine).
The blast also injured two other people after a crowd of beachgoers gathered despite the blast Warnings to avoid the coast due to safety hazards.
Surveillance camera footage shared by Ukrainian media on Sunday (14 August) shows this Russian mine explodes after group dives.
Bathers gathered on Odessa beach in front of the mine explosion Photo: Reproduction/Telegram
Underwater mine explosion in Odessa, Ukraine: at least two bathers killed Photo: Reproduction/Telegram
According to “Pravda”, two men were killed instantly by the explosion, which went up five people killed by mines in the Black Sea this summer. Check out the explosion below:
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Fears of a Russian airstrike on bathers led to a ban on visiting the popular Odessa seafront in the summer (current season in the northern hemisphere).
A spokesman for City Hall said: “A group of men ignored announced restrictions to visit the coast and swim in coastal waters”.