Sixty people are missing after the bombing on Saturday of a school where they were taking refuge in the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine, regional governor Serguiï Gaïdaï said on Sunday. The village of “Bilogorivka suffered an airstrike. The bombs hit the school and, unfortunately, it was completely destroyed,” the governor said on his Telegram account. “There were a total of 90 people. 27 were saved,” he added.
“Sixty people who were in the school are most likely dead,” he said, adding that the temperature had been very high at the site after the explosion caused by the bomb. “It was impossible during the night for the emergency services to work there due to strikes. They would have had to light up the site, which would have attracted further bombardment,” the official explained.
“At present the rescue services are working and have also gone to the nearby village of Chepilivka where a shell hit a house in which 11 people were. There is a better chance that people survived there,” the governor said, explaining that the people were in a basement and that it was an artillery fire and not a bomb. dropped by an airplane.