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Russian missile strike on Kremenchuk injures 55 civilians, 19 hospitalized

24 September, 2023 Sunday
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On the evening of September 22, explosions were reported in Kremenchuk, Poltava region after Russia fired missiles. As a result, one civilian was killed and 55 others were injured

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The head of the Kremenchuk district administration, Oleh Lednik, reported the information, according to Suspilne.

The head reported that 31 people were hospitalised after a missile attack on the centre of Kremenchuk on the evening of 22 September, and another person sought medical attention at night.

"Based on the results of the shelling, I can say that there are currently 32 injured people who are being properly treated. Three people are still in serious condition. The rest are in moderate condition. Unfortunately, there is one deceased, my condolences to the family of the deceased. It was a man. Children's condition: all children are being treated (on an outpatient basis - ed.). One of them had a head injury, caused by the fall of a false ceiling. It's not a big deal. The children are fine," Lednik said.

He added that three people who had been in serious condition in hospital since 22 September have now undergone surgery. Their condition remains unchanged.

Earlier, the Poltava Regional Military Administration reported the information on the attack.

“Russia launched missile attacks on Kremenchuk. One missile was shot down by air defence forces. Unfortunately, there were hits to civilian infrastructure. According to preliminary information, there are dead and wounded. All relevant services are working at the scene," wrote the head of the Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Lunin. 

As of 10:24 p.m. on September 22, the search operations have been completed. 31 people were injured, including three children. 16 people had to be hospitalized and are being treated by doctors. One person died.

As of 7:20 p.m.,15 people were known to have been injured, including one child. Another person died.

The mayor of Kremenchuk, Vitaliy Maletskyi, called on residents to "stay away from the scene".

"I ask everyone not to post photos, videos or write anything. I also ask everyone to stay away from the scene, as you are interfering with the services. I am at the scene, the services are working. All information is only from the Regional Military Administration," emphasized Maletskyi.

Air raid warning in Ukraine

At around 5:15 p.m., the Air Force announced an air alert in Cherkasy, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Dnipro, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. 

The Air Force then warned of a cruise missile flying towards Kremenchuk. A few minutes later, residents of the city reported explosions.

At 6:10 p.m., the Air Force announced that the missile threat was over.

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