A psychologist on the scene and their neighbors offered words of solace.
In addition to those killed on Friday, dozens were wounded and an unknown number were unaccounted for.
A convoy of dump trucks came one after another to haul away debris so workers could dig their way to the basement, where they hoped to find more people alive.
Dymytro Vynohradov, 22, a rescue worker, said he had seen a 10yearold boy who was killed in his pajamas. And I remember the little girl, with blonde hair, who looked like she could just be asleep, he said. She had no visible injuries, but she was dead.
He said he had found two elderly women and a man, dazed and trapped behind a fallen concrete ceiling on the seventh floor. First we had to calm them down, he said. Then we helped them to climb out of the balcony and to walk down a long ladder from a fire truck.
More than 100 people were registered as living in the 46 units of the devastated apartment building in Uman, officials said, but they did not know how many had been at home.
As firefighters doused flames rising from the rubble, rescuers uncovered bodies and survivors through the day and into the evening.