Recovery Efforts Continue After Uman Missile Strike as More Deaths Confirmed
At least 14 people were killed and nine hospitalized following an overnight missile strike on an apartment building in Uman, Ukraine, on Friday, April 28, according to officials.
Footage from Uman shows the ongoing rescue operation at the heavily damaged building.
At least 14 people were confirmed dead in Uman, in the central Cherkasy Oblast, and two others, including a toddler, in eastern Dnipro, according to officials.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that two of the dead in Uman were children. Rescue work was ongoing, he said.
According to Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko, more than 100 people lived in the nine-story building, which was hit by a Kh-101 air-launched cruise missile around 4:30 am. Twenty-seven of the 46 apartments in the building were completely destroyed, Klymenko said.
Uman, in Cherkasy Oblast, is roughly 215 km south of the capital Kyiv, in an area of Ukraine that has largely been spared in Russia’s full-scale war. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful