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Russian double missile strike on Odesa kills 16, injures 55 (updated)

On 15 March, Russia targeted Odesa with a double missile strike, resulting in the deaths of two first responders and 14 other civilians, at least 55 injuries, and damage to homes, a service station, a gas pipeline, and emergency vehicles.
First responders who came under the second Russian missile attack after arriving at the site of the first strike in Odesa. 15 March 2024. Photo: Telegram/DSNS
Russian double missile strike on Odesa kills 16, injures 55 (updated)

On 15 March, Russia carried out a double missile strike on southern Ukraine’s port city of Odesa, targeting the same area two times, which resulted in multiple injuries and the deaths of two first responders.

“There are victims of the Russian missile attack on Odesa. All relevant services are working at the scene. The data is being clarified,” Oleh Kiper reported around noon.

About 40 minutes later, Kiper reported casualties:

“Unfortunately, the Russian missile attack killed a paramedic and an employee of the State Emergency Service who came to the scene after the first explosion to provide assistance. There are also seriously injured among the medics and rescuers. The total number of injured is being clarified, and all are being provided with the necessary medical care,” he wrote on Telegram.

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Additionally, there are at least 20 injured in the attack:

“According to preliminary information, 20 people were injured, including 5 employees of the State Emergency Service. All victims are being provided with the necessary assistance,” the Emergency Service reported.

The Emergency Service says the strike also damaged 10 one-family houses, a service station, a low-pressure gas pipeline, and two fire and rescue vehicles.

Update:

Eight people were killed in the missile attack on Odesa, including a rescue worker and a paramedic. More than 20 people were injured, the Prosecutor General’s Office said, according to Suspilne.

Update:

The death toll in Odesa has risen to 14 people, including local residents, a paramedic and a rescuer. Another 46 people, including seven rescuers, were injured, said Kiper, the head of the regional administration. A day of mourning will be declared in Odesa Oblast tomorrow.

Update 16:40:

The death toll from Russia’s double-tap missile attack on Odesa rose to 16, with 55 civilians injured in the attack, according to oblast authorities.

The strike destroyed a three-story building of a recreational facility, damaged at least ten private houses, a service station, a gas pipeline, rescue vehicles, and an ambulance, the Ukraine South Defense Forces reported.

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