12 injured in Balakliya shelling, including 8 children and pregnant woman

In Balakliya, 8 children and a pregnant woman were injured
In Balakliya, 8 children and a pregnant woman were injured

12 people, including a pregnant woman and eight children, were wounded in shelling in the town of Balakliya, Izyum district, Kharkiv Oblast on the morning of June 1.

Updated at 1:27 p.m.: The head of the Balaklia military administration, Vitaliy Karabanov, told Suspilne that the report about the 35-year-old victim's pregnancy was not confirmed. The woman sustained a stab wound to her left eye and possibly a fractured pelvis.

"Preliminary reports suggest that an Iskander missile hit the area. Experts say it exploded a few meters from the house, causing damage and igniting a fire due to the wooden structures. A family of six lived there: father, mother, and four children. Another family with four children was visiting, so a total of eight children and four adults were injured. They were all in the house at the time of the explosion," Karabanov said.

<span class="copyright">State Emergency Service of Kharkiv Oblast</span>
State Emergency Service of Kharkiv Oblast
<span class="copyright">State Emergency Service of Kharkiv Oblast</span>
State Emergency Service of Kharkiv Oblast

This was announced by the Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synehubov.

Four adults and children aged 2 to 17 were injured, all in moderate condition, and were hospitalized.

A fire broke out due to the missile strike, Synehubov added. According to the State Emergency Service, two residential buildings covering an area of 200 square meters were on fire.

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