More than 60 people are feared dead after a bomb hit a school in the village of Bilohorivka, in the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine on Saturday.
Regional governor, Serhiy Haidai, confirmed two deaths, but claimed as many as 60 people in the village near the frontline in the Donbas region could be lying dead under the rubble.
About 90 local residents had been sheltering in the school building and 30 were rescued, seven of them wounded, he added. Two deaths have been confirmed so far.
Haidai said a Russian plane had dropped the bomb on Saturday, but his accusation could not be independently verified and there was no immediate response from Russia.
The blast brought down the building which caught fire and it took firefighters three hours to extinguish the blaze, according to the governor, writing on Telegram.
He said almost the entire village had been sheltering in the basement of the school.
The final death toll would only be known when the rubble had been cleared, he added.
Bilohorivka is close to the government-held city of Severodonetsk, where government forces are battling Russian troops and separatists. Heavy fighting was reported in the suburbs there on Saturday.
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