There have been 130 people rescued so far from the rubble of a theater that was being used as a shelter in the besieged city of Mariupol when it was destroyed in a Russian strike, says a Ukrainian official.
Ukraine’s human rights commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova says rescue work is ongoing as some 1,300 people are believed to still be trapped.
There are not yet any reports of deaths.
Most of those who were in the building at the time of the Russian airstrike are thought to have been in an underground bomb shelter.
Satellite imagery from Monday showed huge white letters on the ground in front of and behind the theater spelling out “CHILDREN” in Russian, in an attempt to alert enemy forces.
Russia’s military has denied bombing the theater or anyplace else in Mariupol on Wednesday.