Eight injured in two missile strikes in central Ukraine -governor

(Reuters) - Two missiles hit sites near the city of Uman in central Ukraine on Thursday, injuring eight people, the regional governor said.

Ihor Taburets, governor of Cherkasy region, wrote on the Telegram messaging app that the missiles hit an industrial site and a car wash in the evening. He said two of the injured were seriously hurt, according to preliminary information.

Pictures posted on his Telegram channel showed emergency teams combing through sites largely reduced to rubble, with smoke rising in the background.

The strikes occurred during air raid alerts announced throughout Ukraine for about an hour in mid-evening.

Reuters could not independently verify the accounts.

A missile attack in April on an apartment building in Uman killed 23 residents, in the first such strike in several weeks.

(Reporting by Ron Popeski and Nick Starkov; editing by Diane Craft)