The death toll in a Russian rocket attack on a nine-story apartment building in south-central Ukraine has risen to 23.
Rescuers worked all night after the rocket attack on the block in Dnipro, but at least 40 people are still missing.
According to the state emergency services, a child was also killed in the attack.
At least 72 people were injured, including 13 teenagers, the latest update from the Dnipro City Council said.
There are fears many more are buried under the rubble of the block of flats that housed 1,100 people.
The chances of pulling more survivors from the rubble are “minimal,” said the city’s mayor, Borys Filatov.
“May God help us find some of them. I think the death toll will be in the dozens,” he added.
Some 72 homes were destroyed and more than 230 partially damaged, leaving hundreds homeless in the dead of winter.
The building was hit on Saturday during a wave of Russian attacks on Ukraine, the latest attack on critical infrastructure in recent months that has plunged the country into darkness and killed civilians.
As Mr Filatov spoke, rescue workers dug through shattered concrete and bent metal from part of the building.
He said he believes the missile, which he described as the “absolutely inaccurate” X-22, was likely aimed at a nearby power plant.
“But the rocket flew by and hit a residential building,” he said.
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