37 killed in Russian shopping mall fire

53 killed in Russian shopping mall fire


At least 53 people, including 11 children, were killed and 16 people were reported missing in a massive blaze that broke out at a shopping mall in Russia’s Kemerovo city, according to authorities.

Meanwhile, firefighters evacuated 120 people from the burned building, of which more than 1,000 square meters were ripped through by the deadly fire.

Russian Emergencies Ministry planned to dispatch more rescuers to the disaster site, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said.

The cause of a fire at the shopping mall still remains unclear.