Number of dead from strike on line of civilian cars in Zaporizhzhya rises to 31
Ukrainian official says three missiles struck civilian cars in deliberate attack by Russians (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)
A total of 31 people have now died as a result of a Russian missile strike on a line of civilian cars waiting to enter the Russian-occupied part of Zaporizhzhya Oblast on Sept. 30, Zaporizhzhya Oblast Military Administration head Oleksandr Starukh has said.
“Another woman has died in hospital – she was badly wounded,” Starukh said.
“The total number of victims is 31, 30 of whom are civilians, and one policeman who was helping people with organizing the movement (of civilian cars into the Russian-occupied zone.”
He said that Russians hit the civilian convoy with three missiles: one fell at the head of the convoy, the second hit the middle, and the third one hit the end, indicating the strike was carefully planned. Starukh said that the Russian army had deliberately killed the civilians.
Russian forces attacked as people waited in line to enter Russian-occupied territory in order to bring out their family members or bring them help.
Early reports indicated that the Russian military fired 16 rockets from an S-300 air defense system.
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