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Two Odessa fire survivors, both in the anti-government camp, tell their stories

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May. 08, 2014 19:46
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Odessa’s Trade Unions House burns on May 2. Most of the 46 people killed in clashes between pro-Ukrainians and pro-Russians died from smoke inhalation, according to official preliminary findings.
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Editor's Note: The investigation into the fights and fires that killed 46 people in Odessa on May 2 is still ongoing. There are conflicting claims. Here are the stories of two women who say they were part of the anti-Ukrainian government camp.

ODESSA, Ukraine  - As citizens of Odessa come to terms with the tragedy of May 2, more accounts are emerging of the fatal events that killed 46 people. At a funeral on May 7 for an anti-government activist killed in the fire that destroyed local Trade Unions House, several other protesters who had been trapped in the burning building came to pay their respects.

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