Casualties reported after fire breaks out in house from fragments of missile shot down over Kyiv

18 March 2022, 01:00 PM

Invading Russian forces launched yet another missile at the capital city of Kyiv, but Ukrainian air defenses successfully intercepted it in flight, Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported via Telegram messenger on March 18.

UPDATE: Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said a Russian missile struck a residential building in the Podil District of Kyiv, killing at least one person and injuring 14, including four children. Six nearby houses, a school and a kindergarten were also damaged.

Fragments of the downed missile caused a fire to break out in a five-story residential building in the Podil district of the city, causing apartments from the first to the third floors to begin burning, according to emergency services.

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One person died and four others were injured as a result of the fire, but rescuers were able to evacuate 98 building residents.

The fire was extinguished at 0914, emergency services reported .

Interior Ministry Advisor Anton Gerashchenko said that early on March 18 that the missile had been shot down over the north-western Vynohradar district of Kyiv.

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