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Two more children's bodies found in Odesa rubble

Two more children's bodies found in Odesa rubble
Rescue efforts in Odesa
Photo: Oleksiy Kuleba

On 3 March, a rescue operation continued at the ruins of a house in Odesa that had been hit by a Russian Shahed drone. Children were being searched for under the rubble.

At 19.18, the head of the Odesa regional military administration, Oleh Kiper, said that an eight-year-old girl, Zlata, had not survived the Russian attack.

"Rescuers are now unblocking her and her brother Serhiy's bodies. Indescribable terrible grief for Odesa Region and the whole of Ukraine," Kiper wrote on social media.

The bodies of their parents and sister were found.

These are Oleh Volodymyrovych Kravets, a serviceman of the Regional Directorate of the Territorial Defence Forces South of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, his wife Tetyana and seven-month-old daughter Liza.

According to the Prosecutor-General's Office, 12 people have been confirmed dead. Among them are five children.

Earlier it was reported that rescuers, canine experts, doctors, utility workers, and volunteers continue to eliminate the consequences of the shelling and search for victims.

Five people were rescued and provided with medical aid.

Two women remain in hospitals - they are in intensive care in a serious condition, and a man whose condition is assessed as moderate. The injured pregnant woman is already at home, she is fine.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that a total of 215 people are currently involved in the rescue efforts.

"I am grateful to every volunteer who is helping," the president stressed.

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