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Death toll climbs to 21 in Russian missile strike on Odesa

Consequences of the Russian attack on Odessa on March 15
Consequences of the Russian attack on Odessa on March 15

The death toll from the Russian missile strike on Odesa on March 15 has risen to 21, with another first responder dying in the hospital, Odesa Deputy Mayor, Svitlana Bedreha, said, the Telegram channel We Are Ukraine reported on March 16.

The Russian army launched a missile attack on Odesa on March 15, killing at least 20 people. Regional governor Oleh Kiper reported 75 wounded. Over 40 people affected by the strike are still receiving treatment in medical facilities, nine of them in serious condition, he said.

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The deadly "double-tap" attack on Odesa was carried out by two Russian Iskander-M ballistic missiles fired from temporarily occupied Crimea, said the Ukrainian Operational Command South spokeswoman Natalia Humeniuk.

At least 20 deaths were reported as of 7:20 p.m. The number of wounded increased to 73, said Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin.

The Russian strike destroyed a three-story recreation facility. Ten houses, a gas pipeline and two fire trucks were also damaged, leaving 535 households without electricity and 800 without gas supply.

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