Fire in Kemerovo: Russian investigators update number of victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that 60 people died in the result of the fire
16:19, 20 April 2018


The final number of the victims of the fire in the shopping mall in Kemerovo, Russia is 60 people as the press service of the Investigative Committee of Russia reported.

‘The results of the check of all appeals on the missing in the fire people and received expert opinions allowed the investigation to define the final number of the victims – 60 people’, the message said.

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It is noted that the investigators got the results of all genetic testing on the criminal proceeding on fire in Kemerovo. All perished people are identified and the permissions for burying of 37 people were issued.

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.

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Earlier it was reported that 64 people died. It was noted that 41 of them are children. Five people were detained due to the tragedy. 

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