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A mortar hit a large hospital in the troubled Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday, killing at least one person, as government forces tightened their grip on the pro-Russian rebel stronghold. (Aug. 7)

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Donetsk - 7 Aug 2014

1. Wide woman running from a scene of destroyed residential house

2. Mid blown out windows of damaged house

3. Wide damaged car outside house, rubble

4. Tracking shot of rebel running through the neighbourhood

5. Hole in the wall of another residential building

6. Close-up hole in wall filmed from inside building

7. Tracking shot through underground corridor at Vishnevskiy Hospital

8. Various people crying in hospital

9. Mid of severely damaged hospital room, rubble

10. Worker walking through rubble

11. Various of destroyed hospital interior with piles of damaged furniture, rubble and debris

STORYLINE:

A mortar hit a large hospital in the troubled Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday, killing at least one person, as government forces tightened their grip on the pro-Russian rebel stronghold.

Witnesses said that only the dentistry unit suffered damage, although it's one of Donetsk's larger hospitals, only four kilometres (less than 3 miles) from the city's main square, and one which has provided treatment to civilian victims of the conflict.

Donetsk city council spokesman Maxim Rovensky confirmed that one person had been killed and five others wounded.

The incident follows a night of shelling in another central neighbourhood where the city council said in a statement posted on its website that three people had been killed and five wounded, and several residential buildings destroyed.

Rebels said that Ukrainians were aiming for the Ukraine Security Service building, but missed.

As the rebels struggle to push back Kiev's forces, fears of Russian intervention have grown.

Western leaders have accused Russia of massing troops on the border with Ukraine, although Russia has denied those claims.

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