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At Least 64 Dead After Russian Shopping Centre Fire

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The number of people who have died in a fire at a shopping centre in Russia has risen to 64.

Several people are still missing and dozens others injured after the blaze in the industrial city of Kemerovo.

Many of the dead and unaccounted for are children.

In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo on Sunday, March 25, 2018, smoke rises above a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. Picture by: AP/Press Association Images

The fire - which broke out on Sunday afternoon - led to the collapse of roofs in two cinema screens.

Footage from Russian media showed people leaping from windows in a bid to escape the fire.

Hundreds of firefighters attended the scene, and the fire has been brought under control - with a search and rescue operation now under way.

Yevgeny Dedyukhin is deputy head of Siberia's Emergencies Ministry.

He said: "We received information about smoke in the shopping mall on the fourth floor, where children's playing rooms and cinemas are situation.

"Currently 20 psychologists are working with 17 relatives, who've called us and said they cannot contact their children."


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