Russia missile strike kills 10, wounds seven in Ukraine's Odesa, official says

Russia missile strike kills 10, wounds seven in Ukraine's Odesa, official says
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Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Odesa regional administration, said a rescue operation was under way as some people remained buried under the rubble after a section of the nine-storey building collapsed.
Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Odesa regional administration, said seven people have been wounded, including three children [Oleksii Samsonov/Global Images Ukraine/Getty-file photo]

A Russian missile struck a nine-storey apartment building in Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odesa early on Friday, killing at least 10 people, a local official said.

"The number of dead as a result of a strike on a multi-storey apartment building has now risen to 10," Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Odesa regional administration, said on his Telegram channel.

Bratchuk also told Ukrainian state television that seven people have been wounded, including three children.

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A rescue operation was under way, he said, as some people remained buried under the rubble after a section of the building collapsed.

Another missile hit a resort facility, Bratchuk said, wounding several people.

Earlier reports said six people had died in the night-time incident in Ukraine, including three children.

Reuters could not independently confirm details of the incident.

(Reuters)