Kramatorsk train station bombing
8 April 2022
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On the morning of 8 April 2022, at about 10:30 am, a missile strike hit a railway station in Kramatorsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. There were approximately four thousand civilians at the station at the time of the strike, the overwhelming majority of whom were waiting for a train to flee the war zone. The strike was reported to have killed 59 civilians, injuring more than 100. Some of those who died were children.
The explosion at the station was caused by a Tochka-U missile, which was later identified to be equipped with cluster munitions. Investigators at the Centre for information Resilience established that the launch site was in Russian occupied Shakhtne, Donetsk Oblast.
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