The fire occurred in the area of the cinemas. Firefighters fought the fire for over 14 hours. Now rescuers dismantle blockages. According to the latest data, has killed more than 50 people.
On Sunday afternoon in the shopping centre, “Winter cherry” in Kemerovo the fire started. According to preliminary information, the fire was in one of the cinemas. For hours the flames gradually engulfed most of the floor.
We already know about 53 of the victims. Among them nine children. In General, more than 60 people still missing. “They can be in cinemas, which from the fourth floor sank on the third,” – said at the headquarters of emergency situations.
The fire lasted more than 14 hours. There were fire departments, also sounds of construction filled the street with water cannons. Only by the morning fire managed to be liquidated completely. Now rescuers apart fallen construction.
“The fire started solid rubble, the smoke over the shopping center has virtually disappeared. Firefighters water smoldering shed design to prevent re-ignition”, – said the representative of the headquarters for emergency situations.
Among the main versions of what happened: the wiring shorted and lighter, which amused the children. Is checked. It is reported that the arrested three, including the Director of TTS Hope Sedenak. After the fire opened a criminal case under articles 109, 219 and 238 of the criminal code (“Causing death by negligence”, “Breach of requirements of fire security, entailed on imprudence death of two and more persons”, “Providing services that do not meet safety requirements”).
During the fire some people jumped out of Windows. More than 40 victims have sought medical help. The Governor of the region Aman Tuleyev has informed that families of victims will pay on one million rubles. Presumably, a relative of the head also became one of the victims of the fire.
Social media users are demanding that the government severely understand what happened. Stars, in turn, Express condolences and mourn the lives lost in the shopping center.
“God! What a terrible tragedy in Kemerovo! So many people died in the fire in the shopping center! How many children! Terrible,” wrote Sergey Lazarev.
Olga Ushakova can’t believe this is happening. “And to be silent is impossible, and words do not pick up. If someone from Kemerovo there are among my readers, please accept my sincere condolences. The whole country is experiencing this grief with you. May God give the strength to parents to survive the death of children. This should not happen, should not be so stupid to die,” wrote the presenter.
Biathlete Anton Shipulin expressed condolences to the families of the victims. “This morning I learned of the terrible tragedy that has occurred in Kemerovo. At such moments, everything else fades into the background. It is terrible when people are dying. Even worse when it happens to children. Such horror just don’t fit in the head. Now all my thoughts and the thoughts of our family along with the families and loved ones of those killed in the fire. Please accept our sincere and deepest condolences. May God give you strength!” – wrote the athlete.