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Fire in Kemerovo: final number of victims 64 people, no one is missing

Source : 112 Ukraine

27 bodies were already identified
12:15, 28 March 2018

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According to the final data, 64 people died in the result of the fire at the shopping mall in Kemerovo, Russia. Also, there is no data about missing people. Vladlen Aksenov, the Deputy Chief of Russia’s Emergency Service claimed this as Interfax reported.

‘There is no one missing. We do not have the information about the people who do not know where their relatives are’, Aksenov noted.

Related: Fire in Kemerovo: rescuers finish search operation in shopping mall

Vladimir Chernov, the Vice Governor of Kemerovo region had difficulty to explain why 67 claims about missing people were filed to the Investigative Committee of Russia.

‘The investigation team of the Investigative Committee works in accordance with the demands that they have. We also see this small numbers difference. Most likely, that the numbers will be compared on some stage. For this moment, the official number of the perished is 64’, Chernov said.

Related: Ukrainians not among victims of fire in Kemerovo, - Ukraine’s MFA

According to Interfax, Aleksandr Mamontov, the Head of General Department of Emergency Service in Kemerovo claimed that 27 bodies were already identified.

‘At the moment 27 bodies were identified. The provision of the help, hotline work, control over the payment of the compensations and release of the bodies to the relatives are planned’, Mamontov claimed.

According to him, four bodies were sent for the additional expert study.

Related: Fire security in all Kyiv shopping malls to be checked

As it was reported earlier, the shopping mall caught fire in the Russian city of Kemerovo on March 25. According to the Emergency Service, the fire occurred on the fourth floor where the cinema and children’s playgrounds were situated. The Investigative Committee of Russia considers two version of the tragedy: short circuit or use of the open fire. According to the last data, 64 people died. It was noted that 41 of them are children.

On March 27, the citizens of Kemerovo showed up at the rally with the demands to publish real data about the perished at the fire.

Related: Oil and lubricants warehouse on fire in Dontesk region for 7 hours

Five people were detained due to the fire at the shopping mall. Also, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia signed the order that announced March 28 as the day of mourning due to the tragedy in Kemerovo.

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