At least 20 injured in explosion near Ukrainian city of Dnipro

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An explosion near the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday hit a two-story dwelling, injuring at least 20 people and other residents could be trapped under the rubble, the regional governor said.

Serhiy Lysak, writing on the Telegram messaging app, said three children were in serious condition. Emergency services were at the scene in a town just north of Dnipro and had pulled one man out from under the rubble.

Reports on social media said a Russian missile caused the explosion and that an emergency services building was also hit in the town known as the Pidhorodnenska community.

There was no confirmation from Ukrainian military officials.

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, also writing on Telegram, said the strike occurred between two dwellings.

“Unfortunately, there are people under the rubble,” Zelenskyy wrote. “Once again, Russia proves it is a terrorist state.”

Moscow denies its military forces target civilians.

Pictures posted on social media showed rescue teams working at a shattered, smoldering building amid piles of twisted building materials.

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