The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the national day of mourning in connection with a fire in the Kemerovo shopping Mall, which killed at least 64 people. Mourning is scheduled for March 28.
Earlier mourning for the victims announced in Buryatia, Ryazan region, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg, Primorsky region, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk.
In dozens of Russian cities on the evening of 27 March there will be rally in memory of victims of the fire.
A fire in TTS «Winter cherry» in Kemerovo. 25 Mar 2018
The fire in the shopping centre, «Winter cherry» in Kemerovo started around 16:20 local time. In cinemas on the fourth floor, where the fires occurred at the afternoon session there were a number of adults and children.
According to information published by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, all fire exits in the Mall were blocked. In this case an employee of a private security company when receiving a signal about a fire has disabled the notification system.
Dozens of people managed to escape. The adults rescued the children, and then returned to rescue others, some of them died.
The fire covered an area of about 2 thousand square meters. Fire extinguishing and debris removal lasted more than a day. For fire fighting and search and rescue operations involved more than 500 emergency workers of Russia.
Detained and interrogated five suspects, including technical Director of the company-the owner of the building, tenant of the premises, where, presumably, the epicenter of the fire, the employee and the head of the organization, engaged in maintenance of fire alarm systems. The latter was arrested by the security guard who shut down the alert system.
According to the RF IC, the fire alarm did not work in TTS «Winter cherry» from March 19, it fix no one did.
The cause of the fire has not yet named. Among the major versions is careless handling of fire and short circuit. The version of the attack is not considered. But in social networks, discussing the arson.
As of Tuesday morning, March 27, in the Kemerovo hospitals there are 13 people injured in fire in shopping center «Winter cherry».
The fire killed at least 64 people, including 41 children. The parents of the victims of the fire reported that 85 people were missing. 70% of them — children.
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