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Casualties reported as explosion rocks Dnipro suburbs

People are trapped under the rubble of the house.

Casualties reported as explosion rocks Dnipro suburbs
Photo: Serhiy Lysak

On the evening of 3 June, Russians attacked a suburb of Dnipro. An explosion occurred in Dniprovskyy district, damaging a residential building. Thirteen people were injured, including three children. There are still people under the rubble, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, Serhiy Lysak, has said on Telegram.

"An explosion occurred in the Pidhorodne community in Dniprovskyy district. A two-storey residential building was damaged. There are people under the rubble," he said.

Dnipro mayor Boris Filatov clarified that the Russians attacked Pidhorodne in the suburbs of Dnipro.

"Again, they hit civilians. Non-humans. They are brutes. Native Pidhorodne, hold on! Dnipro has sent all the necessary equipment and specialists to clear the rubble," he said in a statement.

"Dnipro. Russians attacked the city. They hit between two two-storey residential buildings. Unfortunately, there are people under the rubble. All services are at work," said Mykola Lukashuk, head of the State Emergency Service.

According to a later update, a man has been rescued from the rubble of a house. There are still people trapped there. The search and rescue operation continues.

"In total, we have 13 victims. Three of them are children. These are boys aged 6, 11 and 15. Almost all of the injured are hospitalised. Their condition is of moderate severity. One person will be treated on an outpatient basis. The injured suffered from head injuries, shrapnel wounds and bruises. They are being provided with all necessary assistance," added Lysak.

Later, Lysak wrote that, according to preliminary information, there were six victims, including a six-year-old child. All were hospitalised in moderate condition. Two fires broke out as a result of the explosion, and firefighters extinguished the flames. The rescue unit was also damaged. All services are working at the scene.

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