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Massive shelling on July 8th: the State Emergency Service reported 44 dead and 196 injured

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Russia’s massive attack on Ukraine on Monday, July 8, killed 44 people and injured 196 others.

This was reported by Svitlana Vodolaha, Head of the State Emergency Service, at a briefing by Media Center Ukraine.

«July 8 was one of the most extensive Russian attacks on our country, particularly on the capital. Kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, and parts of the Kyiv region came under fire in the morning. Unfortunately, 44 people were killed, and 196 were injured, including 10 children. Rescuers saved 11 people, including three children», — she said.

According to her, 33 people died, and 125 were injured in Kyiv, including 10 children. Vodolaha added that on July 8, rescuers responded to incidents in seven districts of the capital. The 101 emergency line received 500 calls about hits or falling debris.

«In total, rescuers worked at 18 locations. Five locations were the most severely affected: Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital, Adonis Medical Center, a residential building in Shevchenkivskyi district, Holosiivskyi district, and a business center on Ushynskoho Street. These are the places where people died», — said the SES spokeswoman.

As a reminder, on July 8, the Russian army launched a large-scale missile attack on Ukraine, targeting Kyiv, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro, and other cities. The strikes resulted in the destruction of civilian objects.

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Massive shelling on July 8th: the State Emergency Service reported 44 dead and 196 injured

Massive shelling on July 8th: the State Emergency Service reported 44 dead and 196 injured