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A Russian attack on a school building in the village of Bilohirivka in Luhansk, Ukrainethey left at least 62 presumed dead, officials said.
Luhansk Oblast Governor Serhiy Haidai announced on Telegram on Saturday that a Russian airstrike hit the school which contained about 90 people, causing severe damage and starting a fire, Ukrainian Ukrinform reported.
Thirty people have been safely evacuated from the rubble of the building, but the other 60 people remain trapped and presumed to have died, the governor said.
“All 60 people left under the rubble of the buildings are most likely dead. These are real atrocities of the ‘Russian world’: the cynical bombing of a school with an air-raid shelter, the killing of children in Pryvillia. The Russians no “It doesn’t matter who they kill. If they can’t kill a soldier, they’ll kill an innocent child, ”Haidai said.
Rescue teams were able to put out the flame after four hours and have since removed two bodies from under the debris, according to the report.
The governor said the school building was the last refuge in the city for civilians afterwards Russian the military bombed another facility where civilians were hiding, Yahoo News reported.
After the other building fell, civilians left in town went to the school, where they were hiding in the basement, before Sunday’s attack, the governor said.
“The Russians dropped a bomb on a school that protected almost the entire village. Everyone they failed to evacuate. After the village club was hit, the school became the only safe place, but the Russians they took that away from people as well, “he said, reported Yahoo News.
The rescue operation is still ongoing, the governor said.