At least 13 people were killed when a Russian apartment building collapsed in Belgorod.


An apartment building partially collapsed Belgorod, the border city of Russia At least 13 people were killed and 20 others injured on Sunday, officials said. He attributed the destruction of the building to Ukrainian shelling.

Online footage showed rescue workers searching for survivors in the remains of the building's stairwells, then fleeing the scene after part of the roof collapsed to the ground. Russia's Emergencies Ministry said 13 bodies had been pulled from the wreckage so far.

Russia's Investigative Committee, the country's top law enforcement agency, said in a statement that the 10-story building had come under Ukrainian shelling.

The Russian Defense Ministry later wrote on social media that the building had been damaged by fragments of a dropped Tochka-U TRC missile. It also said air defenses shot down several more rockets over the Belgorod region, as well as two drones that were downed in a separate incident later Sunday.

Air raid warnings continued in Belgorod while rescue workers worked. Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said the city also came under fire Saturday evening, killing one person and wounding 29 others.

Cities in western Russia have come under regular attacks. From a drone As of May 2023, Russian authorities have been blaming Kiev. Ukrainian authorities have never claimed responsibility for attacks on Russian soil or the Crimean Peninsula.

The Belgorod region on Russia's western border has been the target of a large number of attacks. Although most of the cross-border shelling is seen in rural areas, the region's capital has also seen attacks. In December 2023, Shelling in Belgorod city center 25 dead, authorities begin building public shelters

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