Death toll from Russian air strikes on Chernihiv city rises to 47, local authorities say

Rescuers work at a residential building damaged by recent shelling, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Chernihiv, Ukraine March 3, 2022. REUTERS/Roman Zakrevskyi

DAKAR, March 4 (Reuters) - Forty-seven people were killed in Russian air strikes on a residential district of the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Thursday, regional authorities said on Friday, updating an earlier death toll of 33 killed.

Rescue work had to be suspended on Thursday due to heavy shelling, according to the local emergency services.

Reporting by Alessandra Prentice Editing by Mark Heinrich

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