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Dozens killed in Russian missile attack on apartment building in Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine, Jan 15 (EFE).- At least 25 people were killed by a Russian missile attack that struck a multi-story residential building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro, president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday.

Seventy-three people were injured, including 13 children, while 39 others were rescued from under the rubble of the partially-collapsed building following the strike on Saturday, the Ukrainian leader said in a Telegram post.

The search for 43 missing people is ongoing.

“Search and rescue operations and dismantling of dangerous structural elements continue. Round the clock,” Zelenskyy said.

“We continue to fight for every life. My condolences to all the relatives and friends of the victims,” he added.

Mykola Lukashuk, head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council, said earlier that the strike left a total of 72 apartments destroyed and over 230 damaged.

“About 3,450 tons of the structures destroyed and 39 cars damaged were removed from the scene,” he added.

The building was hit by a Kh-22 missile designed to be used against aircraft carriers.

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


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