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One civilian was killed and six were injured as a result of Russian shelling in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region on Wednesday, a local Ukrainian military official said.

The majority of the casualties were in the Mezhivskyi district, which is about 160 km (99 miles) from Dnipro city and borders the Donetsk region.

“There is also a lot of destruction. Three fires broke out, which rescuers have already extinguished,” said Serhii Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk region military administration. 

An agricultural enterprise, an educational institution, 49 private homes and cars were damaged, he said. 

Mykola Lukashuk, head of the Dnipropetrovsk region council, said the person who was killed was an 18-year-old man, and among the injured was a 2-year-old girl. 

“She and one of the wounded who were hospitalized. The girl is feeling well and is at home now,” Lukashuk said. 

“Two evacuation buses from the village community have been engaged, and 12 people have been evacuated from the danger zone. A psychologist is working with the victims,” he said. 

Russian forces also shelled the Nikopol and the Marhanets community with heavy artillery, said Lysak. 

“A 63-year-old man was injured. He received a mine-blast trauma and a shrapnel wound. He was hospitalized in moderate condition,” Lysak said.

Cafes, over a dozen residential and other buildings, cars and power lines were damaged, he said. Forty solar panels were also smashed, he said. 

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