A rescue operation was continuing as more bodies were uncovered following a pre-dawn Russian missile strike on an apartment block in central Ukraine on Friday, April 28, the national police service said.
At least 10 people were confirmed dead in Uman, in the central Cherkasy Oblast, and two others, including a toddler, in eastern Dnipro, according to officials. The death toll in Uman was expected to rise as more people were believed to be trapped under the rubble of the apartment building.
The National Police of Ukraine said three bodies were recovered around 10 am, bringing the confirmed death toll in Uman to 10, and to 12 across the country.
More than 100 people lived in the nine-story building that was hit by a Kh-101 air-launched cruise missile around 4:30 am, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said. Twenty-seven of the 46 apartments in the building were completely destroyed, he said.
Three children were pulled out of the debris, along with 14 other people.
Uman, in Cherkasy Oblast, is roughly 215km south of the capital Kyiv, in an area of Ukraine that has largely been spared in Russia’s full-scale war.
A two-year-old girl and her mother were killed in the attack in Dnipro, the regional prosecutor’s office said. Credit: National Police of Ukraine via Storyful