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60 feared dead after school bombed in east Ukraine, governor says

A car covered by various materials is pictured in Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine, on May 7, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)
A car covered by various materials is pictured in Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine, on May 7, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Some 60 people sheltering in a village school in east Ukraine are feared dead after it was hit by an airstrike, the Luhansk regional governor says.

“Bilogorivka (village) was hit in an airstrike” on Saturday, says Sergii Gaidai.

“The bombs fell on the school and unfortunately it was completely destroyed. There were a total of 90 people, 27 were saved,” he says on Telegram. “Sixty people who were in the school are very probably dead.”

Rescuers could not work overnight because of a threat of new strikes, but have resumed their work.

Rescuers are also looking for survivors in the neighboring village of Shepilivka after a strike hit a house where 11 people were sheltering in the basement, he says.

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