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Dozens killed in fire at Siberian shopping mall

Russia: Siberian shopping mall fire kills 64, injures dozens

In the Russia Siberian coal mining city of Kemerovo, Approximately 53 people have died in a Fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex.

There are as 41 children may be among the victims, and more than 10 are listed as missing, officially reported

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

On the social media Video and pictures posted that showed people jumping from windows to escape the flames on Sunday.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement.

“According to preliminary information, the roof collapsed in two cinemas,” 

Authorities have launched an investigation, but the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Some 660 emergency personnel were deployed in the rescue effort. More than 17 hours the firefighters tackled the blaze.

Kemerovo, a key coal-producing area, lies about 3,600km (2,200 miles) east of Moscow.

Dozens killed in fire at Siberian shopping mall

Where did the fire start?

Multiplex cinema as well as the shopping center, which opened in 2013, includes restaurants, a sauna, a bowling alley and also a petting zoo.

It is Believed that the fire is started at around 17:00 (10:00 GMT) on Sunday in a section of the building that contains the entertainment complex, local media report.

Yevgeny Dedyukhin, deputy head of the Kemerovo region emergency department, According to him the area of the fire was about 1,500 sqm.

He said,

“The shopping center is a very complex construction, there are a lot of combustible materials.”

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