According to reports, fires as hot as 2,500 degrees Celsius were burning, according to Petro Andriushchenko, a city advisor. He went on to say that the “fire is nearly impossible to put out.”
On Telegram, Mr Andriushchenko allegedly posted a video of the bombing of Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant.
Experts will have to investigate the cause of the raging inferno, he said, but the Russians claim they used incendiary shells.
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