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Update: 11 people killed in Russian missile strike on Sloviansk

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 15, 2023 5:03 PM 1 min read
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The bodies of two more people have been found under the rubble of a five-story building in Sloviansk, bringing the total number of casualties of Russia's April 14 missile attack on the city to 11, Veronika Bakhal, a spokeswoman for the State Emergency Service,  told Ukrainian media outlet Suspilne.

Twenty-one people have also been reported injured there.

Russian forces launched S-300 missiles at Sloviansk — one of the few central hubs in Donetsk Oblast that remain under Ukrainian control — at 4 p.m. on April 14, hitting residential areas and causing damage to high-rise apartment buildings, private homes, businesses, and cars.

Earlier in the day, the State Emergency Service reported that five people might still be under the rubble. Rescue operations are ongoing, and the casualty numbers may continue to rise.

Rescue workers are searching through 65 tons of building material destroyed by the missile strike, the State Emergency Service wrote.

On April 14, the Prosecutor General's Office reported that a two-year-old child rescued from under the rubble died in transport to the hospital.

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