1 child killed and 22 injured in explosion in Ukraine, suspected to be Russian missile attack

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At least 22 people were injured, 1 child killed and other residents were trapped under rubble when a residential building exploded in a suspected Russian missile attack in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday.

A residential building was damaged in an explosion near the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday, injuring at least 22 people, 1 child killed and trapping residents under rubble, the regional governor and authorities said.

A 2-year-old child was killed Ukrainian officials said on Sunday, RFE/RL reported.

Serhiy Lysak, writing on the Telegram messaging app, said 5 children were among the injured. Emergency services were at the scene in a town just north of Dnipro and had pulled one man out from under the rubble, Reuters reported.

A video posted on social media by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows search and rescue teams trying to pull people out of the ruined building from under the rubble. The video shows the building ablaze.

THE CAUSE COULD BE A RUSSIAN MISSILE ATTACK

Reports on social media say that the explosion was caused by a Russian missile strike and that an emergency services building in the town where the accident took place was also hit.

However, Ukrainian soldiers have not yet commented on the missile attack.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, also writing on Telegram, said the strike occurred between two dwellings.

"Unfortunately, there are people under the rubble," Zelenskiy wrote. "Once again, Russia proves it is a terrorist state."

Moscow denies its military forces target civilians.

Source: Reuters - RFE/RL

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