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40 remain hospitalized after March 15 Iskander missile attack on Odesa, including 9 critically hurt

Consequences of the Russian shelling of Odesa on March 15
Consequences of the Russian shelling of Odesa on March 15

40 people injured in the Russian missile attack on Odesa on March 15 are currently being treated in hospitals, including nine in serious condition, the head of the Odesa Oblast Military Administration, Oleh Kiper, announced on the morning of March 16.

The city and the region are in mourning for the 20 people killed in the massive Russian attack on the southern Ukrainian city.

Read also: Russian missile attack in Odesa kills 14, including first responders

The Russian army launched a missile attack on Odesa on March 15, allegedly with two Iskander missiles. The spokesperson for the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine, Natalia Humeniuk, said that the missiles were launched from the temporarily occupied Crimea. As of 7:20 p.m., at least 20 people were reported dead. Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin reported that the number of wounded had increased to 73.

The strike destroyed a three-story building of a recreational facility, and damaged at least ten private houses and a service station. Gas and electricity supply lines were also damaged. 535 subscribers were left without electricity and 800 without gas supply in the city of Odesa.

Read also: Russia attacked Odesa with two Iskander-M ballistic missiles fired from occupied Crimea - Humeniuk

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