Number of deaths in Russian missile strike on Dnipro building grows to 40 (UPDATED)

15 January, 07:30 PM
On January 14, during Russia's massive attack on Ukraine, a Russian missile hit a residential building in Dnipro (Photo:Валентин Резніченко/Telegram)

On January 14, during Russia's massive attack on Ukraine, a Russian missile hit a residential building in Dnipro (Photo:Валентин Резніченко/Telegram)

The number of deaths after a Russian missile strike on a residential building in the city of  Dnipro on Jan. 14 has increased to 40, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast authorities said on Jan. 15.

At least 73 people were injured, 30 of them are in hospital, 12 are in serious condition. In total, 39 residents of the building were pulled out of debris. The fate of more than 40 remains unknown.

After noon, a 27-year-old woman was pulled out of the ruins. She is in intensive care with severe hypothermia.

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On Jan. 14, during a massive Russian attack on Ukraine, a Russian missile hit a residential building in Dnipro. As a result of the attack, two entrances to the building collapsed, and people were trapped under rubble.

A search operation has been going on for more than a day. Over 550 rescuers, police officers, doctors, utility workers, and volunteers are involved.

According to Dnipropetrovsk Governor Valentyn Reznichenko, firefighters extinguished a fire that started after the missile strike.

As many as 72 apartments were destroyed and more than 230 damaged. More than 400 residents were left homeless.

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