One person injured, fires in several districts of Kyiv after air defenses thwart Russian drone attack

10 September, 01:23 PM
Shooting down enemy drones over Kyiv on the night of September 10, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Shooting down enemy drones over Kyiv on the night of September 10, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

One person was injured as debris from shot-down drones rained down on Kyiv during a Russian attack on the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sept. 10.

The air raid sirens started to wail in the Ukrainian capital at 1.15 a.m. Shortly after, loud explosions were heard across the city as air defenses engaged numerous targets. The raid lasted until 3.08 a.m., when the all-clear was given.

Air defense forces managed to destroy over 20 of the attacking enemy Shahed drones, the city military administration reported on Telegram. However, falling debris injured one person, damaged vehicles and city electric transport power lines, and caused several fires.

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Debris fell in several districts of the capital. In Podilskyi District, debris fell in an open area, injuring one person. Medics provided emergency assistance at the scene to the injured individual.

In the Shevchenkivskyi district, an apartment in a high-rise building was damaged. However, most of the debris from the shot down drones fell on an open, undeveloped area of the district.

According to the Kyiv city administration, in the Shevchenkivskyi district, debris hit an apartment in a multi-story building. The owners extinguished the fire on their own. No casualties were reported.

REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Photo: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Debris was also reportedly burning on the roadway in Solomyanskyi District.

In Darnytskyi District, on the left (eastern) bank of the Dnipro River, debris fell on a non-residential building. Preliminary reports indicate nobody was hurt. The size and nature of the damage is being clarified.

REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Photo: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

City authorities later reported that cars, trolleybus power lines, and road surfaces were damaged due to the fall of debris. As of now, only one casualty with non-life-threatening injuries has been reported. Officials are verifying information about the consequences of the enemy attack.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said all emergency services were working at the scenes of falling debris.

REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Photo: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Preliminary assessments indicate the drones involved were Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones. The drones, launched from Kursk Oblast in Russia, entered Kyiv airspace in multiple groups from various directions.

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