Over 100,000 people still need urgent evacuation from Ukraine's besieged Mariupol, says mayor

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April 7 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 people still need to be evacuated urgently from Mariupol, Mayor Vadym Boichenko said on Thursday, describing the situation in the Russian-besieged Ukrainian port city as a humanitarian catastrophe.

"The remaining more than 100,000 people are praying for rescue - a full-scale evacuation is needed," he said on national television.

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets Writing by Alessandra Prentice Editing by Mark Heinrich

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