Russian aircraft bombs high-rise residential building in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast

20 September, 01:33 PM
Two people can be under the rubble of a high-rise building (Photo:State Emergency Service)

Two people can be under the rubble of a high-rise building (Photo:State Emergency Service)

Russia carried out an airstrike on a high-rise residential building in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, destroying several entrances and potentially trapping people under the rubble, Donetsk Regional Military Administration head Pavlo Kyrylenko said on his Telegram channel on Sept. 20.

Kyrylenko also posted a video showing the results of the Russian airstrike, adding that two people are thought to be trapped under the rubble.

Rescue services noted on their Facebook page that the fifth to first floors collapsed at the first entrance way to the building, while the fifth to third floors collapsed at the fourth entrance as a result of the air strike. They also added that a fire broke out at the scene over an area of 100 square meters, but that it was being brought under control.

Video of day

Kyrylenko also said that last night the village of Khromove also came under fire from the Russian invaders. One person was injured in that enemy attack.

The city of Siversk was also shelled overnight. At least two private houses were destroyed. Information about the victims has not yet been received.

Russian troops also shelled the old part of Avdiyivka, aas well as the central districts of the city. There were no casualties.

The village of Bohoyavlenka of the Vuhledar municipality was also hit by enemy attacks, with the volume of destruction there currently being assessed.

After the almost complete capture of Luhansk Oblast, invading Russian forces now attack settlements in Donetsk Oblast on a daily basis with all types of weapons, including missiles.

The government has requested civilians in the region to evacuate.

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