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Updated: Russian attack on Kharkiv kills woman, injures man

by Martin Fornusek and Kateryna Denisova May 3, 2024 2:32 PM 2 min read
The aftermath of Russian attack on Kharkiv on May 3, 2024. (Oleh Syniehubov/Telegram)
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Editor's note: This is a developing story and is being updated.

Russian forces attacked central Kharkiv with glide bombs on May 3, hitting residential buildings in the city's Kholodnohirskyi district, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said.

An 82-year-old woman was killed in the attack, according to Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

A 66-year-old man was injured in the attack and a 78-year-old man suffered from shock.

The attack destroyed several buildings, trapping people under the rubble, Terekhov said. A tram, which had been carrying passengers at the time of the attack, was also damaged.

A Kyiv Independent reporter who was in Kharkiv at the time of the attack said a powerful explosion could be heard in the city center at around 2 p.m. local time. He said at least one house caught fire due to the attack.

Russia has recently intensified its attacks against Ukraine's second-largest city, dealing multiple casualties and severe damage to Kharkiv's energy infrastructure.

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