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64 dead in Russia mall fire

By: Bisola Bello March 26, 2018
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At least 64 people have been reported dead after a fire erupted in a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo, Russia on Sunday.

Russian officials declared that most of the victims are children with about 10 thers still missing.

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

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.

“The preliminary suspicion is that a child had a cigarette lighter which ignited foam rubber in this trampoline room, and it erupted like gunpowder,” he said.

Credit: BBC



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