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Death toll rises in Odesa after Russian missile strikes

Death toll rises in Odesa after Russian missile strikes Death toll rises in Odesa after Russian missile strikes (

The number of casualties has increased as a result of today's Russian missile strikes on Odesa. Sixteen victims are already known, according to the head of the Odesa Military Administration, Oleh Kiper.

As of now, 16 fatalities are known. A total of 55 Odesa residents were sent to hospitals.

"10 of them are in serious condition," added the head of the administration.

Earlier, the OMA reported 14 dead and 46 wounded. Unfortunately, the number of casualties continues to rise.

"Meanwhile, more than 200 Odesa residents and city guests have donated blood for the victims after the enemy attack, with about a hundred more people waiting in line at collection points," Kiper added.

The State Emergency Service reports that over the threat of repeated attacks, rescuers are forced to periodically interrupt work and stay in shelters.

Emergency officials add that as a result of an enemy rocket attack, one rescuer is among the 16 dead. 53 people were injured, of which 8 are employees of the State Emergency Service.


Mayor of Odesa, Hennadii Trukhanov, said that among the dead as a result of today's attack was his former first deputy Serhii Tetiukhin.

"A professional and decent person, a talented manager and a true friend. His legacy is modern transport interchanges, equipment provided by international partners, and many effective solutions for improving urban space... Eternal memory to all those who died as a result of Russian attacks," the statement reads.

Death toll rises in Odesa after Russian missile strikesSerhii Tetiukhin died as a result of Russian strike on Odesa (photo:

Russian strike on Odesa

On March 15 Russian terrorists attacked Odesa with Iskander-M ballistic missiles launched from the temporarily occupied Crimea. The target of the Russian terrorists was civilian infrastructure.

After medics and rescuers arrived at the scene, the city was struck again.

As a result of the enemy attack, a three-story building of a recreational facility was destroyed, and at least 10 private houses were damaged, as well as a low-pressure gas pipeline, a car repair station, ambulances, and fire rescue vehicles. The debris clearing is currently underway.

For more details on the Russian attack, refer to RBC-Ukraine's coverage.