At least six dead in overnight bombing of Kyiv shopping centre – reports
At least six people were killed in the overnight bombing of a shopping centre in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, according to a journalist from Agence France-Presse.
Six bodies were laid out in front of the Retroville shopping mall in the north-western Podilskyi district, according to the journalist.
The 10-storey building was hit by a powerful blast that pulverised vehicles in its car park and left a crater several metres wide.
The burnt-out mall was still smoking on Monday morning. All of its south side had been destroyed, as well as a fitness centre in its car park.
Ukraine’s state emergency services said it received a call at 10.48pm that a fire had broken out at several homes and floors of a shopping mall, citing “enemy shelling” had caused fires on several floors and set several cars ablaze in an update on its official Telegram account.