MOSCOW – The death toll by a fire in a shopping mall in the city of Kemerovo in Siberia has risen to 48. That reported local media Sunday on the basis of information from local authorities. Dozens of people are missing. The victims include eleven children, many of them were on a speeldek in the complex.
Video footage of the fire to a free-standing building in the city of Kemerovo.
The roof of the mall collapsed. Some jumped from the building to save himself, as is seen on social media.
The cause of the fire in the complex is not known. In the centre are shops, among other cinemas, and restaurants. According to local media are more than a hundred people were evacuated from the complex.
The cause is still not known, it is also not yet clear where the fire is exactly arise. Some media report that the fire in the cinema is started, other media call understand the speeldek. According to witnesses, the fire alarm did not work and according to the authorities, there are indications that the emergency exits and entrance doors of the cinema were closed.
The shopping centre was in 2013 opened.
President Vladimir Putin has the next-of-kin condolences transferred.
Kemerovo is located in an area where coal is extracted about 3,600 kilometers east of Moscow.