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30 Killed, 100 Injured in Rocket Strike in Ukraine's Donetsk: Kyiv Officials

The station was being used to evacuate civilians from war-torn eastern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian officials said on Friday, 8 April, that 30 people had been killed and over 100 injured after a rocket hit a train station in the city of Kramatorsk, Reuters reported.

The station, which is located in Ukraine's Donetsk region, was being used to evacuate civilians from war-torn eastern Ukraine.

The country's railways department confirmed the news of the rocket strike on the Telegram app. It also said that two rockets had hit the station in Kramatorsk.

"Two rockets hit Kramatorsk railway station," Ukrainian Railways said in their statement, adding, "According to operational data, more than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded in the rocket attack."

Meanwhile, Russia's Defence Ministry rubbished accusations of the attack, saying that statements from Kyiv were "absolutely untrue," AFP reported.

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'Thousands in Station When Rockets Hit': Governor 

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of Donetsk, said that thousands of people were at the station when the strike occurred.

"The 'Rashists' (Russian fascists) knew very well where they were aiming and what they wanted: they wanted to sow panic and fear, they wanted to take as many civilians as possible," Reuters reported the governor as saying.

Kyrylenko also uploaded a picture on the internet which showed several bodies lying alongside suitcases and other kinds of luggage. Police officers could be seen standing beside the deceased persons.

(With inputs from Reuters.)

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