Missile hits apartment building in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, governor says

A missile hit an apartment building Sunday in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, killing one person, injuring at least three and causing widespread damage, according to regional governor Oleh Synehubov.

A Reuters picture from the scene showed fire engulfing part of a residential building in the country’s second most-populous city. Synehubov said the strike took place in the city’s central Kyiv district.

“Three people were slightly injured. Unfortunately, an elderly woman was killed,” Synehubov wrote on the Telegram messaging app. “Her husband was nearby when the strike occurred and by a miracle suffered no serious injuries.”

Synehubov told the Suspilne media outlet that rescue teams were searching for another missing elderly woman who could be under rubble left by the impact.

A bird's eye view shows firefighters digging through rubble.
Firefighters work at the site of an apartment building severely damaged by a Russian missile strike in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Sunday. (Vitalii Hnidyi/Reuters)

“The fourth floor has been destroyed. This is an old building,” he was quoted as saying. “We understand that the second and third floors were heavily damaged. The entire section of the building is no longer fit for habitation.”

Anatoly Torianyk, deputy head of Kharkiv rescue services, said the building was made of wood. He said that there was no indication of further casualties.

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