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"Zaborona" chief editor Danyyl Lehowitzer injured by the Russian strike on Zaporizhzhia

18.10.2023, 16:04
Photo: screenshot from Danyyl Lehowitzer's page
Photo: screenshot from Danyyl Lehowitzer's page

"Zaborona" chief editor Danyyl Lehowitzer was injured in the Russian rocket strike on Zaporizhzhia on the night of October 18. He reported this on Instagram and confirmed this to the IMI representative in Zaporizhzhia oblast.

The journalist was in the house in the city's center that was hit by a Russian rocket. The upper floor collapsed, trapping him inside. It took emergency workers several hours to rescue him. He is safe now.

Danyyl Lehowitzer says he was on the third floor of the building at the moment of the strike. When the rocket hit the house, the fourth floor collapsed and he was trapped in the destroyed building.

"I was crushed by the fourth floor, I was on the third. The rescuers were digging me out for about two hours. Nothing serious: a concussion, sprains, hematomas, but overall I'm alive," he says in his Instagram story.

Suspilne Zaporizhzhia reports that on the night of October 18, Russian troops struck Zaporizhzhia with rockets six times between 1:33 and 1:48 am. One of the rockets hit a residential building in the center of the city, killing two people and injuring three. According to the Telegram channel of the Zaporizhzhia OMA head, Yuriy Malashka, two dead persons, three injured and three missing have been identified. Two more people were treated on the spot.

As the IMI representative in Zaporizhzhia oblast notes, Danyyl Lehowitzer is based in Zaporizhzhia and graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of the Zaporizhzhia National University.

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