A missile hit an apartment building on Sunday in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second city, killing one woman and injuring others, regional governor Oleh Synehubov said, according to the Reuters news agency.

A picture from the scene showed fire engulfing part of a residential building.

"Three people were slightly injured. Unfortunately, an elderly woman was killed," Synehubov wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

"Her husband was nearby when the strike occurred and by a miracle suffered no serious injuries."

Synehubov told the Suspilne media outlet that rescue teams were searching for another missing elderly woman who could be under rubble left by the impact.

Earlier this month, at least 12 people were killed in a Russian a missile strike on a nine-story apartment building in the city of Dnipro.