Ukraine footage shows 'missile damage' in Odesa

STORY: Video and stills released by the State Emergency Services of Ukraine show firefighters and rescue workers in the village of Serhiivka searching for survivors in a badly damaged residential building. Sofas and personal belongings can be seen among the debris. The rescue workers had to use a piece of fabric as a makeshift stretcher as they continued their search for bodies.

Odesa region emergency official Ihor Budalenko told local television that one missile struck the building in the village which is in the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district at about 1 a.m. (2200 GMT Thursday), killing 16 people, adding that 41 people had been rescued.

Budalenko said rescue work was still ongoing to find people who could still be trapped in the building where 152 lived.

Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Odesa regional administration, said missiles also hit two holiday camps nearby.

Odesa region governor Maksym Marchenko put the total death toll at 18 and 31 hospitalized in a post on Telegram. He said Russia had used Soviet-era Kh-22 missiles, which all came from the direction of the Black Sea.

Reuters could not independently confirm details of the incidents.