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Russian missile attack kills 17 people in Ukraine's Odesa region – authorities

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Russian missiles struck nine-story apartments and resort facilities near Odesa, Ukraine's Black Sea Port, early Friday, killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens, Ukrainian officials said. ..

A missile attacked a building in the town of Birhoroddonistrovsky at 1 am (2200 GMT on Thursday), killing 14 people, the Ministry of Emergency Affairs said in a statement. rice field. In addition, 30 people were injured and a fire broke out in the attached store building.

Odesa local government spokesman Serhiy Bratchuk said rescue operations are underway as some people remained buried under rubble after part of the building collapsed. I told the state television.

Another missile attacked the resort facility, killing at least three people, including children, and injuring another, Bratuk said. Reuters could not independently confirm the details of the case. (Report by Ronald Popeski and Olzhas Auyezov, edited by Sandra Maler and Lincoln Feast)