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Dead man found under rubble in Lviv – Lviv Mayor

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 10:21
Dead man found under rubble in Lviv – Lviv Mayor

The body of a dead man has been found under rubble in Lviv following a nighttime Russian attack with strike drones. The clean-up operation after the hits is ongoing.

Source: Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyy on Telegram

Details: Sadovyy reported in a post at 09:56 that a man who worked at the warehouse had been found dead under the rubble. Earlier, both the mayor of Lviv and the head of the Lviv oblast military administration, Maksym Kozytskyi, had reported that there were no casualties, although one person was injured. 


Three warehouses were destroyed in the city. Two contained windows and household chemicals, and one was used by Caritas-Spes, a charity mission, to store humanitarian aid. 

The fire covered a total area of about 10,000 square metres.

This is one of the most extensive fires and the damage will be "in the hundreds of millions", the mayor of Lviv said. 

Quote: "For three hours now, we have been dealing with the aftermath of this horrific attack on the city of Lviv. We have warehouses, humanitarian aid, food and chemicals at this location."

Details: Earlier, Kozytskyi had provided preliminary information that 18 Shahed drones flew towards Lviv Oblast. 15 of them were shot down, but there were 3 hits to industrial warehouses in Lviv. 

He also said that a 26-year-old man who was in the warehouse at the time of the attack was injured in the attack and hospitalised in a moderate condition. There was also a woman at the site who did not need hospitalisation. Later, Kozytskyi confirmed the death of one person.

Ukraine’s State Emergency Service reported that the body of one person had been found. Two other people were injured and one of them was taken to hospital.

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Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

As at 09:46, the warehouse fire had been contained to 9,400 square metres in total. The fire is still being put out.

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