5 dead, including rescuers, as Russian Shahed kamikaze drones destroy civilian homes & apartments

Attack on Kharkiv on April 4
Attack on Kharkiv on April 4

At least five people were killed, including rescuers, after Russian attacked residential buildings in Kharkiv in an overnight Shahed kamikaze drone attack on April 4.

UPDATED: Information regarding the fifth fatality in Russia's Shahed kamikaze drone attack on Kharkiv on April 4 is still being confirmed as of 7:42 a.m. EET.

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Four people were killed after several floors of a 14-story apartment were destroyed. A nurse is among the injured, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported at 7:20 a.m. EET, later adding a fifth fatality to the casualty count.

Four of the five were killed around 3:15 a.m., reported Oleh Synehubov, who said that the body a civilian woman was also discovered.

Three rescuers were killed and another wounded around 2:50, Synehubov said, adding that emergency equipment was also damaged.

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The rescuers who died in the repeated attack on Kharkiv were drivers, he told Suspilne at 7:00 a.m.

At least five civilians received injuries. Three were taken to hospital and one remains in critical condition.

A fire broke out at one of the impact sites, Terekhov reported. Slabs of an impacted apartment collapsed at another site.

Three houses were reportedly hit.

Russia’s Shahed drones attacked residential buildings – both apartments and homes.

Footage of the aftermath of the attack was shared at 7:15.

At least three State Emergency Service vehicles were damaged, and an impact crater can be seen next to one of them, reported Suspilne.

11 out of the 20 Shahed attack drones launched by Russia were shot down by Ukrainian forces, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported at 7:32.

Power outages are possible in some areas of Kharkiv.

Emergency services and volunteers continue to work at the impacted sites.

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