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UN places civilian death toll in Ukraine war at 816

The number of civilians injured has gone up to 1,333

UN places civilian death toll in Ukraine war at 816
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Russia's war on Ukraine, that began on February 24, has so far claimed 816 civilian lives, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said.

The number of civilians injured has gone up to 1,333.

However, the real death toll is likely to be higher as OHCHR has not been able to verify the civilians killed in cities that have been badly hit in the Russian invasion, like Mariupol.

According to Reuters, most of the deaths occurred due to shelling, and missile and air strikes.

The the Kyiv city administration said 222 people have been killed in the city in the invasion. This includes 60 civilians and four children.

The number of injured in Kyiv stands at 889. Of these, 241 are civilians.

Ever since the start of the war, 757 children have been born in the city, according to a Reuters report.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiyy said rescue operations are under way in Mariupol's bombed theatre, from where 130 people have already been rescued.

The Regional Drama Theatre was being used as a shelter when it was blown apart by a Russian airstrike in the besieged southern city of Mariupol, on Wednesday.

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