Three killed in Odesa region drone attack

Three people were killed early Saturday in a fire sparked by falling debris from shot-down drones in the region of Odesa in southern Ukraine, regional officials said.
A Ukrainian serviceman flies a drone to spot Russian positions near the city of Bakhmut, in the region of Donbas, on March 5, 2023. (Photo by Aris Messinis / AFP)

Three people were killed early Saturday in a fire sparked by falling debris from shot-down drones in the region of Odesa in southern Ukraine, regional officials said.
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“At night, the enemy attacked Odesa Region with attack drones,” regional authorities said in a statement social media, referring to Russian forces.

Ukraine’s air defence forces destroyed all the unmanned aerial vehicles but their falling debris hit a high-rise residential building, sparking a fire, the statement said.

“Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population,” officials said, adding that three people were killed and another 26 — including three children — wounded.

Separately, Ukraine’s southern command said the fire was put out but the blast wave damaged several apartment buildings nearby.
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