Death toll rises to 53 in Russia shopping mall fire

Moscow: At least 53 bodies have been recovered from a fire that swept through a busy shopping centre in an industrial city in Siberia, Russian news agencies said today.

Many people are also still missing from the blaze that broke yesterday in the city of Kemerovo, the agencies quoted emergency services as saying. A previous toll put the number of dead at 37 with nearly 70 missing, including 40 children. PTI

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