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Russian troops attack Kryvyi Rih overnight leaving 76,000 without heat

Russian troops attack Kryvyi Rih overnight leaving 76,000 without heat Photo: Russian troops attacked Kryvyi Rih at night (Getty Images)

Russian troops attacked Kryvyi Rih overnight, March 24, using kamikaze drones. As a result of the attack, over 76,000 people were left without heating, according to the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration head Serhii Lysak on Telegram.

"Russian forces launched a night attack using kamikaze drones. The impact caused damage to the heating and electricity networks in Kryvyi Rih. Several boiler houses were disconnected due to voltage fluctuations, leaving six hospitals and over one hundred educational institutions without heating," stated Lysak.

It's also reported that three thousand homes, housing a total of 76,000 people, were left without heating. One of the medical facilities experienced power outages, which have since been restored.

"The aggressor targeted critical infrastructure in the Nikopol region as well. Debris from the downed drone damaged an energy facility. Over three thousand subscribers in Nikopol and more than 6,400 in the surrounding area were left without power. Electricity supply has been restored," added the head of the regional administration.

Russian attack on Ukraine on the night of March 23-24

Russian forces launched several groups of Shahed attack drones from northern and southern directions during the night of March 23-24. Residents in southern and central regions were warned of the drone threat by the Ukrainian Air Force, and later, the threat extended to western regions.

Earlier, explosions were heard in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, followed by power and water supply disruptions in some areas of the city.

Later, missile launches from Tu-95 bombers were reported. Explosions were heard in Kyiv and the Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, and Lviv regions. A fire broke out in one of the city's districts due to falling debris.