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Updated: Emergency workers end rescue operations in Kyiv after mass missile strike

by Abbey Fenbert and Martin Fornusek July 10, 2024 7:43 AM  (Updated: ) 2 min read
Emergency workers clear rubble in a residential neighborhood in Kyiv following Russia's deadly mass missile strike on July 8, 2024. (State Emergency Service of Ukraine / Telegram)
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Editor's note: The article was updated after the city's administration corrected its statement on the number of fatalities in the city.

Search and rescue operations related to Russia's mass missile attack on July 8 have concluded in Kyiv, Ukraine's State Emergency Service announced the morning of July 10.

Russian forces launched a missile attack on the capital on July 8, killing 33 and injuring 121 others. One Russian missile directly struck the Okhmatdyt children's hospital.

Shortly after the end of the rescue operations, the city authorities announced that the death toll of the attack had risen to 34, but later corrected their statement and said that 33 people had been killed.

The death toll of the July 8 attack matches that of an earlier strike on Dec. 29, which Mayor Vitali Klitschko called the deadliest attack on Kyiv since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

"These have been tragic, tense, and exhausting days," the State Emergency Service said on Telegram.

"Emergency rescuers and dozens of pieces of equipment have been continuously clearing the rubble, trying to save every life."

In total, emergency workers rescued 11 people in the aftermath of the attack.

Among the victims killed in the strike in Kyiv, five were children. There were also 10 children among the wounded.

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