Death toll in Russia's airstrike on Mykolaiv governor's office grows to 24, rescuers say

1 April, 12:04 PM
Rescue teams have been dismantling the rubble for the third day (Photo:State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

Rescue teams have been dismantling the rubble for the third day (Photo:State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

The death toll after a Russian missile struck the southern city of Mykolaiv early on March 29 has increased to 24 people, Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported on Facebook on March 31.

The missile hit the office of the local governor and partially destroyed the nine-story regional administration building.

According to rescuers, as of 0700 on April 1, the bodies of 23 people had been pulled out from under the rubble. One of the victims died in intensive care.

Rescue teams have been dismantling the rubble for the third day, with searches for victims are underway around the clock.

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Earlier the State Emergency Service reported that 20 people had been killed and 33 injured as a result of the airstrike, while 18 people had been rescued.

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