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Fire at Russian shopping center kills 37

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NHK NEWS LINE, 26 March 2018-- A fire at a shopping center in central Russia has left 37 people dead, while more than 60 others remain missing.

The fire broke out at a multistory shopping mall in the city of Kemerovo on Sunday.

 

 the shopping center is 23,000 square meters and opened in 2013

 The shopping center is 23,000 square meters and opened in 2013

 

Local fire authorities say children were among the dead, and that 43 people have been hospitalized.

Firefighters are searching for 64 people who are unaccounted for.

 

Firefighters are searching for 64 people who are unaccounted for. 

 Firefighters are searching for 64 people who are unaccounted for.

 

Authorities say the fire started on the 4th floor and has burned about 1,500 square meters. They say it is under control.

Local news reports say the shopping center is 23,000 square meters and opened in 2013. The 4th floor houses a movie theater and a children's facility.