53 Feared Dead In Russia Fire

 53 Feared Dead In Russia Fire

At least 53 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo.

officials say as many as 41 children may be among the victims, and more than 10 are listed as missing.

The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex while many of the victims were at the cinema.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement that the roof collapsed in two cinemas.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and authorities have launched an investigation.

Some 660 emergency personnel were deployed in the rescue effort.

Firefighters tackled the blaze for more than 17 hours.

Kemerovo, a key coal-producing area, lies about 3,600km east of Moscow.

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