Conflicts & War

Zaporizhzhia missile strike death toll climbs to 11

Lviv, Ukraine, Oct 7 (EFE).- The death toll from a Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia has risen to 11, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported on Friday.

Rescue teams retrieved the bodies of eight people from under the rubble, in addition to the three that were recovered on Thursday when the missile struck the city.

Emergency services were still working to rescue people from under the rubble on Friday.

The missile attack on Zaporizhzhia hit two multi-storey buildings in a residential area.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the President’s Office, said Russia shelled the center of Zaporizhzhia with S-300 missiles.

“The shelling was presumably carried out from an S-300 surface-to-air missile system. The missiles fell on the center of the city,” he wrote in a message on Telegram.

Russian military forces again attacked Zaporizhzhia on Friday but this time allegedly used Iranian-made drones, according to the head of the Regional Military Administration of the southern Ukrainian city, Oleksandr Starukh.

In a report cited by the Ukrainian agency Ukrinform, Starukh stated through his Telegram channel that the occupation forces “employed unmanned aircraft for the first time” against the city and that Iranian-made devices of the Shahed-136 type, known as “kamikaze drones”, were previously used in other parts of Ukraine. EFE


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