Rescuers finish combing through rubble after Russian strike on building in Kramatorsk

3 February, 01:27 PM
Rescuers are sorting through the debris (Photo:State Emergency Service)

Rescuers are sorting through the debris (Photo:State Emergency Service)

Rescuers have completed search and rescue operations after a Russian missile struck a residential building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Feb. 1, the State Emergency Service reported on Facebook on Feb. 3.

The agency said that at 10:40 p.m. on Feb. 2, during emergency rescue operations at the scene of the tragedy, rescuers retrieved the body of a dead woman from under the rubble.

In total, the bodies of four dead people were retrieved from under the rubble, while two people were rescued. 18 people were injured.

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960 tons of rubble were dismantled and removed at the site of the wreckage. The work has been completed.

A Russian shelling attack killed at least three people in Kramatorsk late on Feb. 1. Authorities say an Iskander-K missile fired by Russian forces hit a four-story apartment building in the city in Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast. Early on Feb. 2, some 20 people were reported wounded as the search for possible survivors continued.

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