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Missile attack on Kramatorsk: 2 killed, 8 hospitalised

Thursday, 2 February 2023, 00:55
Missile attack on Kramatorsk: 2 killed, 8 hospitalised

Two people were killed and 21 people were wounded as a result of the Russian missile attack on the evening of 1 February in the residential district of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast. The attack damaged eight residential apartment buildings and destroyed one of them. 

Source: Press service of Donetsk Oblast Police on Facebook; State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Telegram; Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Oblast Military Administration, on the air of the national joint 24/7 newscast

Quote: "The Russian troops targeted the residential district of the city with an Iskander-K missile. At least eight residential apartment buildings were damaged, one of them was completely destroyed. Three civilians were killed and 20 were injured, according to the preliminary reports. People might still be under the rubble."

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Наслідки ракетного удару по житловому сектору Краматорська

Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
Photo provided to Ukrainska Pravda by an eyewitness 

Details: Police stated that a search and rescue operation is currently underway.

 

Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
PHOTO: Donetsk Oblast Police

 

Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
PHOTO: Donetsk Oblast Police

Последствия ракетного удара по жилому сектору Краматорска
Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
PHOTO: Donetsk Oblast Police

Bomb disposal experts, 11 crime scene investigation teams, detector dog handlers, paramedics, patrol policemen and other units are currently working at the site of the missile attack. There are over 100 law enforcement officers engaged in investigative and rescue activities.

Law enforcement officers are evacuating people to a local school, where a shelter has been deployed.

 
Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
PHOTO: Donetsk Oblast Police
 
Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
PHOTO: Donetsk Oblast Police
 
Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
PHOTO: Donetsk Oblast Police
 
Aftermath of the Russian missile attack on the residential district in Kramatorsk
PHOTO: Donetsk Oblast Police

Updated at 02:20. Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Oblast Military Administration, said that at least two more people could be remaining under the rubble of the building in Kramatorsk.

The Russian missile destroyed a residential building in the very centre of the city, he reported on Telegram.

Updated at 03:15. The State Emergency Service reported that 2 people were rescued from under the rubble of the destroyed building; the total number of injured people was 21, and 3 were killed.

"The 3rd to the ground floors of a four-storey residential building within one entrance were destroyed in the city of Kramatorsk as a result of a missile attack.

As of 01:00 on 2 February, 3 bodies were recovered from under the rubble by units of the State Emergency Service, and 2 persons were rescued. 21 people were injured, including 8 those hospitalised," the rescuers said in a statement.

Updated at 06:20. According to Kyrylenko, two people were killed, and the third perso who had been reported dead was resuscitated, as a result of the Russian air strike on Kramatorsk.

"Not three, but two people were killed in Kramatorsk. One person was resuscitated and transferred to Dnipro for treatment. The number of victims is 21 people, 8 people were injured, two of them are in critical condition and were transported to Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, where they underwent stabilising operations," reported  head of the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration.

Background: Earlier it was reported that the Russian missile attack on the residential building in Kramatorsk killed two civilians and injured eight more.

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