| 12 April 2024, Friday |

Three killed in Russian Shahed drone attack on Odesa overnight: Ukraine

According to the Ukrainian military, a Russian drone attack targeted the city of Odesa on the Black Sea, resulting in the unfortunate deaths of three civilians. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday when debris from the drone fell on an apartment building, sparking a fire.
Air defenses in Odesa region shot down eight “Shahed” drones and two missiles in the latest in a spate of overnight air strikes on Ukrainian cities in recent weeks, a spokesperson for the southern military command said.
“As a result of the air fight, debris from one of the drones fell onto a high-rise apartment, causing a fire,” the military official, Natalia Humeniuk, said in a statement.

The emergency services said 27 people, including three children, were wounded, but that the fire had been rapidly put out and 12 people were rescued from the building.

  • alarabiya