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Death toll reaches 46 people, 125 injured in Odesa clashes, fire

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May 3, 2014, 11:57 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

A policeman looks at an Orthodox priest preparing for a service outside the burned trade union building in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on May 3, 2014. Thirty-eight people died in an arson attack against the building in Odessa late Friday, after a day of violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian militants, according to officials.
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The death toll has reached 46 people killed during clashes and fire in Odesa on May 2, Prosecutor of Odesa region Ihor Borshuliak told reporters at a press conference on Saturday.

He said that law-enforcement officers have launched several inquiries, including into police professional negligence.

A total of 144 persons have been detained as a part of criminal proceedings.

According to the Odesa City Council, as of 9 a.m. on May 3, 214 people came to hospitals of Odesa. Of this number, 88 have been hospitalized, including a 17-year-old boy.

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