The mayor of Dnipro, Borys Filatov, said that the number of people killed as a result of a Russian missile hitting a residential high-rise building will probably exceed 50 people.
“According to preliminary estimates, there will be more than 50 victims, that’s one hundred percent,” said Filatov.
According to him, “almost all” of the rubble has already been dismantled, and now the rescuers are sawing the slabs that hang in the neighboring entrances. The rescue operation is planned to be stopped, because “the chances of finding someone, unfortunately, are moving to zero.”
“Only fragments remained from some bodies. About 20 people are considered missing… I was told that there is such a possibility that some people literally evaporated,” added the mayor of Dnipro.
Filatov noted that of the 45 dead, more than 20 bodies cannot be identified at the moment – a DNA examination is required.
Strike on the Dnipro
The explosions in the Dnipro rang out during the massive Russian attack on Ukraine on January 14. the Russians hit an apartment building.
Now 45 dead are known, including 6 children — the youngest boy was not even a year old. Another 79 people were injured, including 16 children.
For in words Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyril Tymoshenko, the affected nine-story building had 16 entrances and approximately 1,700 residents. Currently, the entire house is left without electricity, gas, or windows.
Rescue operations continued around the clock. They involved more than 500 people and more than 90 pieces of equipment. Psychologists of the State Emergency Service also worked on the spot.
In Dnipro since January 15 announced a three-day mourning for the dead as a result of a Russian missile attack on a residential high-rise building. It is known in advance that 72 apartments were destroyedmore than 230 were damaged.
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