31 People Die After Radicals Set Trade Unions House On Fire In Ukraine’s Odessa

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31 people die after radicals set Trade Unions House on fire in Ukraine’s Odessa (RT, May 2, 2014):

At least 31 anti-government activists have died in a fire at Odessa’s Trade Unions House. Some burned to death, while others suffocated or jumped out of windows, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported. The building was set ablaze by pro-Kiev radicals.

Some 40 people, including 10 police officers, were also injured in the incident, the official statement said.

A total of 43 people have died in Odessa violence on Friday and 174 others have sustained injuries. Twenty-five of those remain in critical condition, according to Odessa City Council.

According to the ministry, the Friday standoff on Odessa included “anti-Maidan” activists on one side and “football fans” from Odessa and Kharkov, as well as “euro-Maidan” activists, on the other. A criminal case on the charges of mass unrest has been opened.

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