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Chasiv Yar death toll rises to 33

Chasiv Yar death toll rises to 33
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Tuesday, 12 July, 2022, 09:36

The death toll reached 33 from a missile strike on a five-storey apartment block in Chasiv Yar, eastern Ukraine, as rescue teams continued to retrieve bodies from the rubble.

According to Kyiv, the residential building was hit by Russian rockets fired from truck-borne systems late on Saturday evening.

The Ukrainian emergency services initially gave a death toll of 10, but as rescue teams continued to comb through the debris that number rose.

The latest victim, a nine-year-old, was reported to have been found around 11.30pm on Monday evening.