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Russia attacks Odesa, four wounded, retail chain warehouses on fire (updated)

Russia attacks Odesa, four wounded, retail chain warehouses on fire (updated)
The consequences of the strike
Photo: Patrol police of Odesa Region

On Monday morning, the Russian army attacked the civilian infrastructure of Odesa. According to the South Operational Command, the enemy attacked with two missiles, probably Iskander-K. One of them missed its target. 

The warehouses of a retail chain, as well as residential buildings and cars, were damaged, the Prosecutor General's Office said. According to the updated data of the RMA, four people were injured - a 48-year-old man was treated by doctors with an arm injury. 

The State Emergency Service reported around 12 p.m. that rescuers had extinguished a large-scale fire caused by the shelling.

"Warehouses on the area of 3000 square metres were on fire. More than 90 firefighters and about 20 units of SES equipment were involved in extinguishing the fire. Firefighters were working under the threat of repeated shelling. A fire train of Ukrzaliznytsya was also involved," the statement said. 

The first to report the strike was the head of the Regional Military Administration, Oleh Kiper, on Telegram

As of 9:43 a.m., two people were reported injured, the mayor of the city, Hennadiy Trukhanov, wrote. A dog was rescued from the rubble.

At 9:54 a.m., it was reported that the number of injured had increased to three. 

"At the moment, we know about three victims: A 19-year-old boy and two men aged 50 and 58. The wounded are hospitalised. Doctors are providing all necessary assistance," Kiper said.

The fire was extinguished in a long time. 

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