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Update: Russian strike against Kryvyi Rih kills 5, wounds dozens, including 12 children

by Kateryna Denisova and The Kyiv Independent news desk March 13, 2024 10:48 AM 2 min read
Aftermath of the Russian attack on an apartment building in Kryvyi Rih on March 12, 2024. (Serhiy Lysak/Telegram)
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A Russian attack on a residential building in Kryvyi Rih in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast killed five people and wounded 43, including 12 children, the local authorities said in a March 13 update.

A 47-year-old woman died due to serious injuries in hospital overnight, and two more women and one man were killed the day before, said Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of the city's military administration.

The body of another man was found under the rubble later in the afternoon on March 13, according to Vilkul.

A total of 20 wounded residents remain in hospital. Four adults and two children are in serious condition, the region's governor Serhii Lysak said.

The strike reportedly damaged about 20 high-rise buildings, two kindergartens, two schools, an administrative building, a shop, and a warehouse.

At least three missile hits were recorded in the city on the evening of March 12, one of which targeted a nine-story building and another hitting the roof of a five-story building. Rescue operations concluded at around 10 p.m. local time.

Kryvyi Rih, with a population of around 660,000, is the second most populous city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. It has suffered multiple deadly attacks by Russian forces since the outbreak of the full-scale war.

Over the past day, Russia attacked two more residential high-rise buildings in Ukraine.

A drone strike on a five-story apartment building in Sumy injured at least eight residents, and three people are considered missing. A total of two people were killed and five wounded as a result of a bomb attack on a residential building in Myrnohrad, Donetsk Oblast.

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