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Russia: New blaze breaks out at Kemerovo mall day after deadly fire00:50

Russia: New blaze breaks out at Kemerovo mall day after deadly fire

Russian Federation, Kemerovo
March 26, 2018 at 01:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Another fire broke out at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in Kemerovo, Monday, a day after the deadly blaze at the facility which has claimed the lives of at least 64 people.

According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM), the area of Sunday's fire exceeded 1,500 square metres. The source of the blaze was located on the top floor where several cinema halls and children's playgrounds with attractions are located.

The Investigative Committee is considering three possible causes of the tragedy, including a malfunctioning of the electrical wiring, an arson attack, or a spontaneous ignition in the children's area, with some reports claiming that a child may have got hold of a lighter and set foam balls on fire.

Russia: New blaze breaks out at Kemerovo mall day after deadly fire00:50
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Another fire broke out at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in Kemerovo, Monday, a day after the deadly blaze at the facility which has claimed the lives of at least 64 people.

According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM), the area of Sunday's fire exceeded 1,500 square metres. The source of the blaze was located on the top floor where several cinema halls and children's playgrounds with attractions are located.

The Investigative Committee is considering three possible causes of the tragedy, including a malfunctioning of the electrical wiring, an arson attack, or a spontaneous ignition in the children's area, with some reports claiming that a child may have got hold of a lighter and set foam balls on fire.

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