69 missing, including 40 children, after shopping centre fire in Russia

Russia Materials 26 March 2018 00:14 (UTC +04:00)

A fire in a shopping mall in Russia's Kemerovo left 37 people dead, according to the crisis center. earlier, 69 people were reported missing, including 40 children, Sputnik reported.

A fire engulfed a 'Winter Cherry' shopping centre earlier on Sunday in Russia's city of Kemerovo leaving at least four children dead, according to sources. 37 were later reported dead.

According to updated data by a source in the local emergency services, 69 people are missing, including 40 children.

​During the fire, the police have encircled the area of the incident, evacuating everyone nearby. There were reportedly at least a hundred of people inside the trade centre at the moment.