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Fire in Kemerovo: rescuers finish search operation in shopping mall

67 people are listed as missing
18:46, 27 March 2018

Rianovosti

The rescuers finished the search operation in the shopping mall in Kemerovo, Russia where the fire took place as Interfax reported citing the sources.

‘The search operation is finished. All fragments of bodies at the place of the fire were gathered’, the message said.

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

At the same time, the Investigative Committee of Russia reported that 59 bodies of the victims were found and taken to the morgue since the beginning of the fire and until the current time.

’21 bodies of the deceased were already identified; the relatives got the permissions for their burial. At the moment, the investigation possesses the claims of the relatives on the missing of 67 people during the fire at the shopping mall in Kemerovo’, Russia’s Investigative Committee noted.

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

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.

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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