17 people injured and one killed in missile strike on Zaporizhzhia
Preliminary reports indicate that 18 people have been injured as a result of a Russian missile hitting residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia, with one of them dying in hospital.
Source: Anatolii Kurtiev, Secretary of Zaporizhzhia City Council; Yurii Malashko, head of Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration, duringthe national 24/7 newscast; a representative of Zaporizhzhia Oblast State Administration in comments to Ukrainska Pravda
Quote: "Two nine-storey buildings with civilians inside came under fire from these treacherous bastards. At the moment, 18 people are known to have been injured (including two children aged 7 and 9).
11 adults have been hospitalised (four of them in serious condition, seven in moderate condition). Another five people received medical assistance at the scene. The children are now being taken to medical facilities."
Details: Malashko reported that one victim died in a medical facility. This was later confirmed by Kurtiev.
Information on the extent of the damage is being updated.
Search and rescue crews from the State Emergency Service and the city emergency service, doctors, psychologists, social security workers, volunteers, and the city's shelter association are working at the scene.
Update: The missile struck a junction between two apartment blocks.
The city authorities will have the damaged apartment block examined by a commission which will decide if each apartment block is habitable or not. The windows dislodged by the blast wave will be changed. Residents of apartments with destroyed walls will be resettled.
The Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration stated that there is enough room for resettlement, specifically in a modular residential area built back in 2014-15 for internally displaced persons. At the moment it is 30% full.
The authorities are also discussing the issue of providing compensation to people whose homes were damaged.
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