A devastating fire at a shopping center in a Siberian city killed 37 people and left 69 others missing Sunday, many of them children, a Russian state news agency reported.
A fire at a busy shopping mall in a Siberian city killed at least 64 people, Russian officials said Monday.
At least 16 people were still missing, Russian state news agency Tass reported, citing Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov. Russia’s National Crisis Management Center said many children were unaccounted for.
The Sunday fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, about 1,900 miles east of Moscow, was extinguished in the morning after burning through the night.
The shopping center opened in 2013 and also included a cinema, a petting zoo, children’s center and bowling facilities.
Tass said the fire started on the top floor but the cause wasn’t immediately known.
Russia’s top investigative body, the Investigative Committee, said in a statement that four people were detained for questioning as part of a criminal probe.
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