Russian Forces Bomb School Sheltering 400 People in Mariupol

Damaged residential building
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The Russian military has bombed an art school where around 400 people had taken refuge in the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine claims.

Local authorities said the school’s building was destroyed and people could remain under the rubble. There was no immediate word on casualties.

The number of victims is yet unknown, but many are still trapped beneath the debris.

It’s still unclear how many people survived Wednesday’s attack on a theater in the city.

Two-thirds of the facility, which was also utilized as a refuge, had been entirely demolished, according to a satellite photograph released Saturday.

The word “children” was boldly emblazoned on the theater in enormous Russian letters that could be seen from the air. The number of individuals inside at the time of the attack is estimated to be between 800 and 1,300.