Number of victims in Drohobych apartment building collapse rises to eight

11:55, 29 August 2019
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The State Emergency Service reports seven people were rescued from under the rubble, including five children.

Injured residents were hospitalized.

All residents of the affected complex were evacuated and offered psychological assistance.

Search and rescue operations are underway and will continue until all those who are reported missing are found.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, a section of a four-storey apartment block collapsed overnight Wednesday, Aug 28, in Drohobych, Lviv region. At least two people were killed in the accident and another seven were reported as injured, including three children.

Five people were rescued. At the same time, it is believed that more victims could remain trapped under the rubble.

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