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Russia: 5 dead, 30 injured in Kemerovo shopping centre fire01:33

Russia: 5 dead, 30 injured in Kemerovo shopping centre fire

Russian Federation, Kemerovo
March 25, 2018 at 16:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Firefighters are combatting a fire that broke out at Zimnyaya Vishnya (Winter Cherry) shopping centre in Kemerovo on Sunday, leaving five dead and 30 injured according to the Russian Investigative Committee. The bodies were, reportedly, found on an indoor playground. According to local EMERCOM, the area of the fire exceeded 1,500 square metres. The fire source was located on the top floor where several cinema halls and children's playgrounds with attractions are located. Interfloor overlapping collapsed on the area of 30 square meters. 200 animals of 25 kinds, among which Guinea pigs, rabbits, a guinea-fowl, dwarf Cameroonian goats, mini-pigs and othesr, have reportedly died in a petting zoo located in the shopping mall. Over 230 people and 50 units of equipment are involved in the firefighting operation. Traffic near the shopping mall is blocked.

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Firefighters are combatting a fire that broke out at Zimnyaya Vishnya (Winter Cherry) shopping centre in Kemerovo on Sunday, leaving five dead and 30 injured according to the Russian Investigative Committee. The bodies were, reportedly, found on an indoor playground. According to local EMERCOM, the area of the fire exceeded 1,500 square metres. The fire source was located on the top floor where several cinema halls and children's playgrounds with attractions are located. Interfloor overlapping collapsed on the area of 30 square meters. 200 animals of 25 kinds, among which Guinea pigs, rabbits, a guinea-fowl, dwarf Cameroonian goats, mini-pigs and othesr, have reportedly died in a petting zoo located in the shopping mall. Over 230 people and 50 units of equipment are involved in the firefighting operation. Traffic near the shopping mall is blocked.

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