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A Russian TV tower has killed 9 people in western Ukraine: local authorities

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, and has since bombed it with bombers and missiles. (File)

Kiev:

Nine people were killed and nine others injured on Monday when Russian forces struck a TV tower outside the western Ukrainian city of Rivne, local authorities said.

“Nine dead, nine injured,” said Vitaliy Koval, the head of the regional administration, in a Telegram messaging application, adding that work was being carried out to free the survivors trapped under the rubble in the town of Antopil.

Koval said in a speech that the two rockets struck the building early Monday morning, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.

He posted photos of firefighters using cranes to lift broken concrete and brick walls and carrying a stretcher.

Rivne is located about 200 kilometers northeast of Lviv, a city near the Polish border, which has become the starting point for many Ukrainians fleeing the country.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and has been published from a union feed.)

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