The number of deaths continues as Zaporizhzhia rocket assaults have claimed the lives of at least 11

As per Ukrainian officials, the casualty count from Thursday's purported bombardment by Russia in the Zaporizhzhia region has grown to 11 individuals. Officials claim that civilians were among those who were killed in the attack.

Zaporizhzhia has come under attack from Russia's "kamikaze drones," which are armed with explosives. 

The strikes took place only a few hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia was taking steps toward legally seizing control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor.

OleksandrStarukh, the regional governor, stated that Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones were responsible for the damage done to two major facilities in the city. The Shahed-136 drones can stay in the air for a long time. During that time, they can fly around and look for possible targets before being flown into enemy troops, armor, or buildings and exploding on impact.He also said that more missiles had hit the city again, hurting one person.According to OleksandrStarukh, chairman of the Zaporizhzhia regional military-civilian administration, the Russian armed forces launched S-300 missiles against the city's residential areas. He said the Russian military, he said, had carried out a terrorist strike by aiming shells at high-rise apartment complexes. Nothing of military or strategic importance was located in close proximity to the point of impact; just residential structures and streets were in the area. When they shelled before, the occupiers mostly hit civilian buildings. Those who saw the tragedy unfold were shocked, but they put aside their fears to get together and aid the victims, Starukh said on his Telegram channel.

Due to the fact that Moscow's army is losing territory to Ukraine's counteroffensive, the Russian capital has begun using drones to strike Ukrainian objectives. Officials from the Ukrainian military have stated that "kamikaze drones" are less expensive and less technologically advanced than missiles, but they have demonstrated more success in their ability to wreak havoc on ground targets

Nasser Kanani, a spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responded to the allegations on Monday by denying that Iran had supplied Russia with drones and called them "baseless." Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military stated that their forces had successfully taken down around 20 drones over the course of the previous 24 hours, most of which were manufactured in Iran.

Eight bodies were recovered from the wreckage of a five-story apartment building in a single location. The State Emergency Service said that "three bodies were retrieved from under the debris of another four-story residential structure."So far, 21 lives have been saved, with 13 of those people currently receiving medical attention at hospitals. This rescue mission is still ongoing. 45 rescue professionals are now on-site, working to evacuate the area.

At least seven missiles were reported to have hit the regional center of Zaporizhzhia on October 6 as part of a larger rocket bombardment by the Russian Armed Forces. Military officials in Zaporizhzhia claim that Russian forces launched their first-ever attack on their city on the night of October 7.