The death toll has risen to six, with 75 others injured, after two Russian missiles struck a residential area and a university in Kryvyi Rih, according to a revised death toll from the head of the Dnipropetrovsk region military administration, Serhii Lysak.
“Floors four through nine of the residential building have been completely destroyed,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a post on Monday afternoon. “The work is difficult – parts of the building's structure were falling down.”
More than 350 people are involved in the search and rescue effort following Monday’s strikes, according to Zelensky.
Russia used two ballistic missiles to target Kryvyi Rih, the head of the city’s Defense Council, Oleksandr Vilkul, told CNN earlier on Monday.
Here's the other information Vilkul provided:
- A 10-year-old girl was among those killed in the attack
- Of those, 22 wounded are in hospitals, including two children. Two people are in serious condition.
- The numbers may rise as the first responders work through the rubble.
- Aid centers will operate until dark, and tomorrow starting at 8:30 a.m. local time.
- Tuesday would be a day of mourning in Kryvyi Rih.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has yet to comment on Monday’s strikes on the central Ukrainian city.
The death toll and the number of injured people have been updated to reflect the latest information from authorities.