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44 dead found from March building collapse, Ukrainian official says

44 dead found from March building collapse, Ukrainian official says

A damaged building is pictured, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv. File/Reuters

A Ukrainian official says authorities have found the bodies of 44 civilians in the rubble of a building destroyed by Russia in March.

Oleh Synehubov, the head of Kharkiv’s regional administration, made the announcement Tuesday via a message on social media. Izyum is in the Kharkiv region.


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He said the five-story building had collapsed with the civilians inside.

He said: "This is another horrible war crime of the Russian occupiers against the civilian population!”

Izyum is an eastern Ukrainian city that Russia has been holding as a key front-line node.

Associated Press

 

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