CNN sees bodies brought out of residential building in Ukrainian city of Uman as death toll continues to rise

Seventeen people have been confirmed dead in the city of Uman following the Russian missile strike early Friday, officials have said.

“Rescuers have pulled out two more bodies from the rubble, bringing the total to 17 civilians killed by the Russians in Uman,” Ihor Taburets, governor of the Cherkasy region, said on the Telegram messaging app. “The rescue operation continues.”

A CNN team at the site of the attack saw bodies carried out of a decimated residential building.

Local officials told the CNN crew that three children were among the dead. Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky earlier said on Twitter that two children killed in Uman “can’t be identified” and the fate of their parents was unknown.

The death toll from Russia’s cruise missile and drone strikes overnight is now 19, according to CNN’s reporting. The other two casualties were a woman and her two-year-old child in Dnipro.

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