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Russian rocket strike on Ukrainian train station kills at least 30, people trying to evacuate

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A view shows buildings damaged by shelling in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, in a photo released March 19, 2022. Not an image after the train station strike.
  • A Russian rocket hit a train station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk Friday morning.
  • At least 30 people were killed and more than 100 others injured, Ukraine's state-owned railway said.
  • The victims were fleeing their homes, although their final destinations remain unknown.
  • For more stories visit Business Insider.

At least 30 people were killed after two Russian rockets hit a train station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, that was packed with people who had fled their homes, the country's state-owned railway company said Friday morning.

More than 100 other people were injured, Ukrainian Railways said, per a report from Reuters.

Ukraine's parliament shared graphic videos and photos of dead bodies lying on the street with backpacks strewn around them. Insider has chosen not to republish the footage.

It was not clear where the evacuees' final destination was.

Eliot Higgins of the Bellingcat investigative outlet tweeted that one of the rockets used was a Tochcka U, a Soviet-era tactical ballistic missile.

A separate air strike on a train line also blocked three trains carrying evacuees from moving on Thursday, Ukrainian Railways said.

Russia has consistently denied attacking civilians despite a multitude of evidence indicating so.

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