Russian missile launch in Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia kills 23, injures 28


ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine – At least 23 people were killed and 28 injured when a Russian missile strike hit a convoy of civilian vehicles on the outskirts of the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, the report said. regional governor.

A Reuters witness saw bodies lying on the ground or still in vehicles at the sprawling Orekhovo car market. A missile had carved a crater in the ground near two lines of vehicles.

“So far, 23 dead and 28 injured. All civilians,” Zaporizhzhia regional governor Oleksandr Starukh wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene of the missile attack, the impact of which threw chunks of earth into the air and sprayed vehicles with shrapnel. The windows of vehicles – mainly cars and three vans – were blown out.

The vehicles were filled with the occupants’ personal effects, blankets and suitcases. A body leaned from the driver’s seat into the passenger seat of a yellow car, its left hand still gripping the steering wheel.

A policeman stands next to a van damaged by a Russian missile strike in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, September 30, 2022.
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Plastic sheets were draped over the bodies of a woman and a young man in a green car in the nearby car ahead. A dead cat lay next to the young man in the back seat.

Two bodies lay in a white minivan in front of this car, its windows blown out and the sides pitted by shrapnel.

A woman named Nataliya said she and her husband visited their children in Zaporizhzhia.

A man killed by a Russian missile strike while inside his car is seen after the attack in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, September 30, 2022.

A man killed by a Russian missile strike while inside his car is seen after the attack in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, September 30, 2022.


The Russian missile strike left a crater on the road in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on September 30, 2022.

The Russian missile strike left a crater on the road in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on September 30, 2022.


A car riddled with bullets and missile fire shows a body in the passenger seat after the attack in Zaporizhzhia on September 30, 2022.

A car riddled with bullets and missile fire shows a body in the passenger seat after the attack in Zaporizhzhia on September 30, 2022.


First responders help a person involved in the Russian missile attack in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, September 30, 2022.

First responders assist a person involved in the Russian missile attack in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, September 30, 2022.


“We were coming back to my mother who is 90 years old. We were spared. It’s a miracle,” she said, standing with her husband beside their car.

Russia, which invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what it calls a special military operation, denies deliberately targeting civilians despite its attacks devastating Ukrainian towns.

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