Kiev death toll jumps to 77: Health Ministry

21 February 2014 09:16
(QHA) -

At least 77 people have died as a result of street clashes in Kyiv since February 18, Health Ministry of Ukraine informed.

According to the ministry, a total of 571 people in Kyiv sought first aid since Tuesday morning, 363 of them were hospitalized.

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced 13 policemen died.

The death toll in the most violent wave of clashes between the rioters and the police in Kiev is likely to increase, as there are conflicting figures coming from the Health Department, city officials and the opposition.

As many as 570 people have been injured, according to official estimates.