Apartment building partly collapses amid Ukrainian strike on Belgorod, casualties reportedThe Armed Forces of Ukraine have launched a massive aerial attack against the Russian city of Belgorod, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov has said Read Full Article at RT.com

Belgorod has been subject to a massive bombardment by Kiev’s forces, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov has said

An apartment block in Belgorod, Russia has suffered significant damage after suffering a “direct hit” amid a large-scale Ukrainian bombardment, Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the region, has said.

Videos from the scene captured a whole section of the ten-story building collapsing as a result of a strike. 

“The city of Belgorod and the Belgorod Region were subjected to a massive shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Gladkov wrote on Telegram on Sunday.  

In the Kharkovskaya Mountain residential area, “an entire section of an apartment building – from the tenth to the first floor – collapsed as a result of a direct hit by a shell,” the governor said.

There have so far been no official announcements about casualties, but Mash Telegram channel reported that at least seven people were killed and 15 others wounded in the attack.

According to the Telegram channel 112, at least 20 people could be trapped under the rubble. Residents are being evacuated from the apartment block, as there is danger that its other sections may also collapse, it added.

The rescuers, who are being helped by local volunteers, have recovered seven people from the debris, the Telegram channel Shot reported. About 30 were hurt in the attack; some remain in critical condition, it added.

Witnesses told Readovka, a media outlet, that a child was among those killed in the strike.

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