DIY store giant to close last hypermarket in Kherson after latest shelling
Photo: SES

The home improvement hypermarket chain Epicentr K decided to close the last store in Kherson after it was targeted by the Russians, the company's Facebook post reads.

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As a result of today's shelling, three employees of the company were killed: the head of the security department, a cleaner and a security guard. Five more people, including visitors to the shopping center, were injured.

The facade of the hypermarket was damaged, and the interior was damaged due to the operation of the fire protection system.

"Currently, the shopping center will stop its work. All employees will be asked to evacuate to safer areas and find employment in the network's shopping centers in other regions," the company said.

This is the second shopping center in Kherson that was attacked by the enemy.

In February, the Epicentr store on Beryslavske Shose completely burned down, and the Russians also completely destroyed the company's shopping centers in Mariupol, Chernihiv, and Bucha. Another part of the Epicentr facilities stopped working due to hostilities or occupation.