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Deaths from Russian missile strike on Ukraine apartment building climb to 30

Madrid, Jan 15 (EFE).- The number of people killed by a Russian missile attack on a multi-story residential building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro has climbed to 30, the country’s president announced.

“As of now, the fate of more than 30 people who could have been in the house at the time of the terrorists’ missile hit remains unknown,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address on Sunday.

“Dozens of people were rescued from the rubble, including six children. We are fighting for every person! The rescue operation will last as long as there is even the slightest chance to save lives,” he added.

Among those killed in the strike is a 15-year-old girl and the parents of two other children, the president said.

The strike left a total of 72 apartments destroyed and over 230 damaged.

Authorities in Dnipro declared three days of mourning for the victims.

Meanwhile, three people, including two children, were injured in another Russian missile attack in the southeastern Zaporizhzhia region early Monday.

“Three people were transported to hospitals. Among them are two children aged nine and fifteen,” Anatoliy Kurtiev, secretary of the Zaporizhzhia city council, said on Telegram, adding that emergency medical care was being administered to all the victims.

“Rescuers of the State Emergency Service, medics and utility workers are working at the scene of the impact,” he added.

A short while earlier, Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the regional military administration, said that “the enemy launched a rocket attack on the regional center and suburbs.”

“There is destruction of civil, residential and industrial infrastructure. Information was received about several lightly wounded. All relevant services are on site,” he said in a Telegram post. EFE


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