The death toll from a Russian missile strike on an apartment building in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro has risen to 29, according to a leader in the region.
At least 73 people were injured in the attack, with 30 of them still in the hospital, said Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration. He shared the update in a post on his official Telegram page Sunday.
At least 12 of the hospitalized victims are in critical condition, he said.
“This afternoon, a 27-year-old woman was pulled out of the rubble,” Reznichenko continued. “She is in intensive care with severe hypothermia. Doctors are fighting for her life.”
According to Reznichenko, 39 residents of the apartment building were rescued from the rubble. “The fate of more than 40 people is unknown,” he added.
Reznichenko said that firefighters have finally extinguished the fire that started in the building as a result of the strike and "about half of the structures destroyed by the Russian strike have already been dismantled."
The rescue operation is ongoing with more than 550 rescuers, police officers, doctors and volunteers working nonstop, the official added.