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Update: Russia's missile attack against Dnipro injures 18, including 5 children

by Kateryna Hodunova April 2, 2024 5:31 PM 1 min read
An educational institution that came under a Russian missile attack in Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, on April 2, 2024. (State Emergency Service)
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Editor's Note: This is a developing story.

Russia launched a missile attack against the city of Dnipro in the afternoon on April 2, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhii Lysak reported.

At least 18 people were injured, according to Lysak. Twelve of the injured, including five children, were hospitalized as of 8:20 p.m.  

An educational institution was damaged as a result of the attack but children were hiding in a bomb shelter when it occurred, Lysak said.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening address that the buildings of a college and a kindergarten were damaged in the attack.  

The air raid alert went off in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast at 4:25 p.m. local time. The first explosions were reported at around 4:40 p.m. local time.

Russia previously attacked Dnipro with drones overnight on April 2, causing two fires due to the debris falling. A two-story building and a fire unit were reportedly damaged.

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