Rescuers finish sorting through the rubble of the shopping centre in Kremenchuk: they found 29 body parts

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IRYNA BALACHUK – SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022, 16:06

On 2 July, rescuers finished clearing the rubble at the site of the Amstor shopping centre in Kremenchuk after the Russian missile strike that killed 19 people.

Source: State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Facebook

Quote from State Emergency Service of Ukraine: "On 2 July, at 13:25 in Kremenchuk, work on sorting through the rubble of the Amstor shopping centre, which was destroyed on 27 June as a result of a missile attack, was completed.

As a result of the shelling, 19 people were killed and 66 people were injured, of which 26 were hospitalised. A total of 29 body fragments have been discovered since the beginning of the work."

Details: The State Emergency Service of Ukraine noted that in total, more than 1,060 people and almost 140 pieces of equipment were involved in emergency rescue operations, including more than 430 people and almost 70 pieces of equipment from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

Background:

  • On 27 June, Russia launched a missile strike on the Amstor shopping centre in Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast, where at that time there were more than 1,000 civilians. At least 19 people were killed and more than 50 were injured.

  • On 1 July, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported that rescuers had examined and sorted through the wreckage over 90% of the total area of the Amstor shopping centre.

  • Kremenchuk City Council has decided to increase financial assistance to the families of victims of the Russian missile strike on the Amstor shopping centre to 100,000 UAH.