Nearly 5,000 people killed in siege of Ukraine's Mariupol - mayor's office

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Destroyed cars are seen in front of an apartment building which was damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/File Photo

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LVIV, Ukraine, March 28 (Reuters) - Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol since Russian forces laid siege to it, a spokesperson for the city mayor said on Monday.

The spokesperson quoted data from the mayor's office that said about 90% of buildings in Mariupol had been damaged and about 40% had been destroyed.

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Max Hunder, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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