Number of victims of the Russian attack on Chaplyne train station rises to 25 killed, 31 injured

25 August, 12:32 PM
Consequences of the Russian missile strike on Chaplyne train station in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Photo:Dmytro Kuleba / Twitter)

Consequences of the Russian missile strike on Chaplyne train station in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Photo:Dmytro Kuleba / Twitter)

The death toll of the Russian missile attack on Chaplyne train station in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast has risen to 25 killed and more 30 wounded, including two children, deputy presidential chief-of-staff Kyrylo Tymoshenko announced on Telegram messenger on Aug. 25.

"As a result of the shelling of the residential sector and the railway station, 25 people died, two of them children,” he reported.

“An 11-year-old boy died buried under the rubble of a house, while another 6-year-old child died in a car fire near the railway station. 31 people were injured.”

Russian forces struck Chaplyne on Aug. 24, on the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's independence. Initial reports stated that 15 had been killed, and over 50 injured.

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The Russian missiles hit a residential home, as well as rail infrastructure - specifically, the station itself. The resulting explosion burned down several carriages of a passenger train nearby, as well as a number of parked cars.

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