Russia Fire: Dozens die in Kemerovo shopping mall fire

Russia Fire: Dozens die in Kemerovo shopping mall fire

Russia Fire: Dozens die in Kemerovo shopping mall fire

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

26 Mar, 2018 | 3:31 pm

Scores of children are feared to be among at least 64 people killed in a fire that swept through a busy Russian shopping center in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo.

The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex while many of the victims were at the cinema.

Video posted on social media showed people jumping from windows to escape the flames yesterday (March 25).

Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement that according to preliminary information, the roof collapsed in two cinemas.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and authorities have launched an investigation.

The region’s deputy governor Vladimir Chernov was quoted as saying the fire began in a children’s trampoline room.


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