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Russian forces hit Pervomaiskyi, 31 injured, including 2 new-borns and 7 more children

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 15:48
Russian forces hit Pervomaiskyi, 31 injured, including 2 new-borns and 7 more children

On 4 July, an explosion occurred in the town of Pervomaiskyi, Kharkiv Oblast, which caused a fire, cars and residential buildings were damaged, 31 people have been injured, with 9 children among them.

Source: Suspilne Kharkiv; Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration; Ukraine’s National Police in Kharkiv Oblast

Details: An explosion occurred in the town of Pervomaiskyi at around 13:35 on Tuesday.

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The explosion caused a fire in Pervomaiskyi, cars and residential buildings were damaged, a Suspilne correspondent reported. 

Siniehubov said that, according to preliminary information, the shelling was carried out with a high-explosive shell.

 

The local authorities reported that the glazing of eight multi-storey buildings in the city was damaged. Moreover, four cars caught fire, and one car was damaged (the fire occurred in a car park).

Preliminary reports indicate that a total of 31 people have been injured, with 9 children among them. These include a 10-month-old baby and a one-year-old child.

The State Emergency Service reported that 31 people were injured in the car park near the nine-storey residential building.

Oleh Syniehubov reported 12 injured people, including 5 children as of 14:07. Later, the police of Kharkiv Oblast stated that 16 people were injured, including 7 children.

Early reports indicate that a child and a woman were seriously injured in the strike on Pervomaiskyi, the director of the Emergency Medical Centre Viktor Zabashta told Suspilne Kharkiv.

 

Specialists are working at the scene, and medics are providing assistance.

Suspilne notes that when the explosion occurred, the city was saying farewell to the deceased soldier of the 3rd Assault Brigade, Oleh "Malysh" Fadieienko.

No air-raid warning was issued in Kharkiv Oblast.

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