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Over 100,000 people still need urgent evacuation from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol, says mayor – Metro US

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

FILE PHOTO: A local resident stands near a damaged apartment
FILE PHOTO: A local resident stands near a damaged apartment building in Mariupol

(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.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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