A missile struck an apartment building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, killing one person, injuring at least three others and causing extensive damage, according to regional governor Oleh Sinehubov.
Reuters photos of the scene showed a fire engulfing parts of a residential building in the country’s second most populous city. Synehubov said the strike took place in the city’s central Kyiv district.
“Three people suffered minor injuries. Unfortunately, an elderly woman died,” Sinefubov wrote on the Telegram messaging app. She said “her husband was nearby when the strike happened and miraculously was not seriously injured.”
Synehubov told Suspilne media outlets that rescue teams are looking for another missing elderly woman who may be under the wreckage left by the impact.
“The fourth floor has been destroyed. This is an old building,” he was quoted as saying. “We understand that the second and third floors are severely damaged. The entire building is no longer suitable for habitability.”
Anatoly Torianyk, deputy director of the Kharkiv rescue service, said the building was made of wood. It was reported that there were no additional casualties.