Rescuers have found 22 body fragments under the rubble of a shopping centre in the city of Kremenchuk, which was attacked by a Russian rocket on Monday, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (DSNS) reported. Only an expert examination will determine how many people’s remains are there. Earlier, authorities confirmed the deaths of 18 people, with 36 people considered missing.
A missile attack on the Amstor shopping centre in the city of Kremenchuk in the Poltava region left dozens of people missing. Debris removal is still ongoing at the site of the completely destroyed shopping facility.
“As of 3.20 pm (30 June), another five body fragments have been found at the site of the rescue operation on the territory of the shopping centre. Since the beginning of the work, 22 body fragments have been found,” stated DSNS on Facebook.
DSNS spokeswoman Olha Kozak clarified in a comment to the Ukrainska Pravda portal that “in addition to the body fragments found, 18 people have been confirmed dead”. The services will carry out expert examinations to determine how many people the remains found at the scene of the tragedy belonged to.
Russian troops carried out a missile attack on a shopping centre in the city of Kremenchuk on Monday afternoon. More than 1,000 people were present at the time of the attack, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing authorities, that 36 people were reported missing.