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Nearly 5k killed in Mariupol since start of Russian siege: Mayor's office

About 140,000 people had fled the city on the Sea of Azov before the Russian siege began and 150,000 have exited since then, leaving 170,000 still there

Local residents stand in front of a residential building which was damaged in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol | Photo: Reuters
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Local residents stand in front of a residential building which was damaged in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol | Photo: Reuters

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Almost 5,000 people, including about 210 children, have been killed in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol since Russian forces laid siege to it, a spokesperson for the mayor said on Monday. It was not immediately clear how Mayor Vadym Boichenko had calculated the toll from a month of Russian bombardment that has devastated the city and trapped tens of thousands of residents without power and with few supplies.
 
Data released by Boichenko's office showed 90% of buildings had been damaged and 40% destroyed, including hospitals, schools, kindergartens and factories. About 140,000 people had fled the city on the Sea

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First Published: Mar 28 2022 | 9:35 PM IST

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