38 minutes late: Report reveals firefighters’ delayed response to deadly Odessa blaze

38 minutes late: Report reveals firefighters’ delayed response to deadly Odessa blaze

Despite desperate calls from witnesses, Odessa fire brigades came to the scene of the notorious Trade Unions House blaze only 38 minutes after it was reported, leaked transcripts of emergency calls show. The fire claimed the lives of 48 people in May.

The leaked transcripts involve calls which local emergency services reportedly received on the evening of May 2.

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