At least six people were killed and five others injured by a Russian airstrike in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, officials said Sunday, adding that numerous people are still buried beneath the rubble of a building that collapsed in the barrage.
Five injured people and six bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a five-story building in the city of Chasiv Yar, according to local daily Ukrinform, citing a statement by Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration. He said the search for people trapped under the rubble is ongoing.
Four Russian-launched missiles struck the Pivdenny settlement in southern Chasiv Yar, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the Donetsk front line.
The attack took place around 9.17 p.m. local time (1817GMT) on Saturday, according to Oleg Kirnitskiy of the Donetsk Region Police Press Center. Kirnitskiy said search and rescue operations are still underway in the wreckage of houses on Yujnaya Street.