Russia is blaming a Ukrainian strike after an entire section of an apartment block collapsed following an explosion in Belgorod.

CCTV from the scene shows a large blast near the base of the 10-floor structure and then the building falling in.

At least 19 people have been injured and there are reports of fatalities and people being trapped in the rubble.

The Russian city is near the border with Kharkiv in Ukraine, where Moscow’s troops launched an offensive on Friday.

The Belgorod region has often been targeted by Ukrainian forces since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, but there has been no word from Kyiv on the latest incident.