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Apartment block partially collapses after Ukrainian strike on Russian town

At least five people were injured in the attack on Shebekino in Belgorod Region, the local governor has said

A section of a five-story apartment block has collapsed as a result of a Ukrainian strike on the town of Shebekino in Russia’s Belgorod Region, local governor Vyacheslav Gladkov has said.

According to preliminary information, at least five people were injured in the attack, Gladkov wrote on Telegram on Friday. Three of them were hospitalized, while two others received medical assistance on site, he added.

Rescuers recovered two residents from the rubble and two others were evacuated from the fifth floor of the damaged building, the governor said.

The ongoing rescue operation involves around 80 emergency workers and 21 units of specialized equipment, Gladkov added.

Shebekino is located near the border with Ukraine and has a population of around 40,000. The town and surrounding settlements have been frequent targets of attacks by Kiev’s troops throughout the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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June 14, 2024 at 06:59PM
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