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Zaporizhzhia strike destroys apartment block

STORY: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT WAS RESENT WITH NEW HEADLINE AND STORY TO REFLECT UPDATED DEATH TOLL AS AUTHORITIES CHANGED IT FROM TWO CIVILIANS TO ONE

One woman died in the shelling, another one was taken to the hospital as a result of seven Russian strikes, governor Oleksandr Starukh wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

He later told Ukrainian television that one woman was killed in the overnight shelling, but said another woman who was earlier reported dead had survived.

Zaporizhzhia is one of the four Ukrainian regions annexed by Russia. Kyiv says it will never accept the illegal seizure of its territory by force and it has been condemned by Ukraine's allies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state to seize control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, Europe's biggest, still run by Ukrainian engineers despite being captured early in the war by Russian forces.

The power station is right on the front line, on a Russian-controlled bank of a reservoir with Ukrainian forces on the opposite bank, and both sides have warned of the danger of a nuclear disaster.