Friday, May 2, 2014

Thirty-eight people die in blaze at trade union bldg in Odessa during pro-Russia riots

People wait to be rescued on the second storey's ledge during a fire at the trade union building in Odessa (Reuters)
People wait to be rescued on the second story's ledge during a fire at the trade union building in Odessa (Reuters)

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/More-than-30-die-in-Odessa-blaze/tabid/417/articleID/342573/Default.aspx#ixzz30ayxv4qR

     Thirty eight people died in a fire after pro-Russian rioters took over a trade union building in Odessa, Ukraine. The riots started near our hotel in the center of Odessa. We could hear the gun fire and police stun grenades going off from our room. The trade union building was set on fire and people died from smoke inhalation, gun fire and injuries when they jumped out of the building to avoid the flames. The streets are calm near us now but we don't know what is happening elsewhere. We are schduled to fly out of Odessa on Sunday so please pray for our safe journey home.
Shalom, David Schneier

2 comments :

  1. Praying for you all rebbe . Gut shabbos from B'ham.

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