Ukraine says 1,170 civilians have been killed in Mariupol since Russian invasion

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Fire is seen in Mariupol at a residential area after shelling amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine March 3, 2022, in this image obtained from social media. Twitter @AyBurlachenko via REUTERS/File Photo

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DAKAR, March 9 (Reuters) - At least 1,170 civilians have been killed in Ukraine's besieged city of Mariupol since the start of the Russian invasion, a Ukrainian state information agency said on Wednesday, citing figures from Mariupol's deputy mayor.

"At least 1,170 people have been killed and 47 were buried in a mass grave today," deputy mayor Serhiy Orlov was quoted as saying. "People are without water, heat, electricity, gas, residents are melting snow to drink."

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Alessandra Prentice, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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