Russia kills 6 children in apartment block missile attack

Six children have died in a Russian missile strike on an apartment building in the east-central Ukrainian city of Dnipro.

The death toll has climbed to 18, officials said today, as rescue workers continue to search for survivors in the wreckage of the nine-storey building.

Valentyn Reznichenko, the governor of Dnipro, said this morning that seventy-three people were injured with 40 in hospital including four in intensive care.

Emergency workers toiled through the night searching for survivors. They said earlier they had heard people screaming for help from underneath piles of debris.

The attack has destroyed 72 apartments and damaged more than 230 – leaving around 1,700 people without homes.

In an address last night, President Volodymyr Zelensky paid tribute to the victims.

He said: ”The world must stop evil. Debris clearance in Dnipro continues. All services are working. We’re fighting for every person, every life. We’ll find everyone involved in terror. Everyone will bear responsibility. Utmost.”

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