6 killed in Russian shelling in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas town Toretsky

6 killed in Russian shelling in Ukraine's eastern Donbass town

Russo-Ukraine War: Toretsk in Ukraine is a city with an estimated population of 30,000 people.

Kyiv:

Ukraine’s emergency services said on Monday that Russian shelling destroyed a building in the city of Toretsk in the eastern region of Donetsk, killing six people.

“Early in the morning, the city of Toretsk was shelled. A two-story building with people inside was destroyed,” emergency services said in a statement on social media.

“A total of five bodies were recovered by rescuers. Three people were rescued from the rubble and one of them died in hospital,” the statement said.

Images shared by officials showed rescue workers wearing blue helmets digging into the rubble and clearing debris from the remains of the collapsed building.

Toretsk, a city with an estimated population of 30,000 people, lies approximately 50 kilometers (30 mi) south of Kramatorsk, one of the last Ukrainian-controlled cities in the industrial east.

Russian forces are working to capture the entire Donbass region and have recently snatched control of sister cities of Lisichansk and Severodnetsk from Ukrainian troops.

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