Sixty people are feared dead after a Russian bomb hit a village school in eastern Ukraine on May 7, the regional governor said.
About 90 people had been sheltering in a school in the Bilohorivka village in the Russian-controlled city of Luhansk when a Russian plane dropped a bomb on the building, governor Serhiy Haidai said on messaging app Telegram.
Haidai said the bomb caused a fire that engulfed the building and it took firefighters three hours to extinguish the blaze.
The attack injured seven people while 30 were rescued from the rubble of the building, according to Haidai.
The final death toll would only be known when the rubble has been cleared, Haidai also said.
United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Liz Truss condemned the bombing as “war crimes.”
“Horrified by Russia’s latest attack on a school in Luhansk, resulting in the deaths of innocent people sheltering from Russian bombardment. Deliberate targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure amounts to war crimes. We will ensure Putin’s regime is held accountable,” Truss said on Twitter.
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