Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, said more than 100 bodies of people killed in Russian shelling were found under the rubble of a building in the temporarily occupied region of Mariupol, Ukrinform reported. The corpses were found under the rubble of a house hit by an airstrike in Lioberezhny district during the inspection. Petro Andriushchenko’s statement comes as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues into Day 124.
“During the inspection of buildings in the Lioberezhny district in the house hit by an air bomb at the intersection of Victory Avenue and Blvd, more than 100 bodies were found. The bodies are still under the rubble. The occupants do not plan to bury them,” Petro Andriushchenko said in a post on Telegram.
In the statement posted on Telegram, Petro Andriushchenko said the exhumation was continuing and added that priority was given to schoolyards and kindergartens. Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko said around 22,000 civilians have been killed since the invasion began on February 24. According to the Ukrinform report, more than 95% of all buildings, including 1,356 high-rise buildings, were destroyed due to Russian bombings in Mariupol.