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Two children among 18 dead after Russian missile strike on Odesa – governor

Two children are among 18 people killed by a missile strike in Odesa, according to the latest update from regional governor Maksym Marchenko.

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He posted to Telegram to say:

As a result of a night missile strike by Tu-22 strategic aircraft from the Black Sea in the Belgorod-Dniester district of Odesa region, three X-22 missiles hit an apartment building and a recreation centre.

As of 9am, 18 victims were identified, including 2 children, and 31 people were hospitalised, including 4 children and a pregnant woman. Another 8 sought medical help. 8 people were rescued from the rubble, including 3 children. Rescue work continues.

Earlier, Ukrainian MP Roman Hryshchuk shared a video purportedly from the attack, saying “Just imagine: you wake up and realise that there is no way out. People were trapped in their own apartments after Russian missiles hit a residential high-rise in Odesa.”

Ukraine’s state emergency services have issued this handout picture of rescue workers in Odesa.
Ukraine’s state emergency services have issued this handout picture of rescue workers in Odesa. Photograph: State Emergency Services Of Ukraine/Reuters

The claims have not been independently verified.

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