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Russians cause destruction, kill civilians as firing six missiles at Pokrovsk district (update)

At least four children, including a six-month-old baby, were injured in the nighttime strikes on residential buildings. Five people are still being searched for under the rubble. 

Russians cause destruction, kill civilians as firing six missiles at Pokrovsk district (update)
Photo: Interior Minister on Telegram

At night, the Russians simultaneously attacked Pokrovsk district with six S-300 missiles. Pokrovsk, Novohrodivka and Myrnohrad in Donetsk Region came under fire.

Ten people were injured, including four children. Five more people are being searched for under the rubble, Interior Minister Klymenko said.

Update. As of 4 p.m., two dead are reported. The body of the second victim, a 55-year-old resident of the house, was taken out from under the rubble in Novohrodivka. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, a family may remain under the rubble: a 33-year-old woman, a 38-year-old man and an eight-year-old girl.

According to updated reports, one person has died and four more people are being searched for under the rubble in Novohrodivka, the National Police said. As of 11:00 a.m., the body of a 62-year-old local resident was pulled from the rubble in Novohrodivka.

Photo: National police

In Pokrovsk, a family with two children - a 16-year-old boy and a six-month-old baby - was wounded. A 13-year-old boy was also wounded. According to preliminary reports, an apartment building and nine private houses, a police station, cars and garages were damaged.

One of the shells exploded in the yard of a house where a family with two children lived. The shelling destroyed the roof and walls of the house, and the family was trapped under the rubble.

"A police paramedic helped a man with a baby bleeding in his arms get out from under the rubble. After examining the boy, the policeman wrapped him up and quickly took him to hospital. There is no threat to the life of six-month-old Elay," the minister wrote.

A multi-storey building was hit in Novohrodivka. A 13-year-old child was wounded. Police and rescue workers continue to work at the site of the missile strike. Five more people, including a child, may be trapped under the rubble.

In Myrnohrad, Russians fired two missiles. The police department was damaged.

Pokrovsk is a relatively large city with a pre-war population of around 60,000. 

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