Sixty people are missing after the bombing of a school on Saturday, May 7, where they were taking refuge in the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine, regional governor Serguiï Gaïdaï said on Sunday. The town of “Bilogorivka suffered an airstrike. The bombs hit the school and, unfortunately, it was completely destroyed”said the governor on his Telegram account.

“There were a total of 90 people. 27 were rescued.”

Sergey Gaidai, governor of the Lugansk region

on Telegram

“Sixty people who were in the school are most likely dead”he said, adding that the temperature had been very high on the site after the explosion caused by the bomb. “It was impossible during the night for the emergency services to work there because of strikes. They would have had to light the site, which would have attracted new bombardments”explained the manager.

Rescue services are working and also went to the nearby village of Chepilivka where a shell hit a house in which 11 people were. “There is a better chance that people have survived”said the governor, explaining that the people were in a basement and that it was an artillery fire and not a bomb dropped by an airplane.

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