Information message: (go to this 2802S Blog-Put the like or comment) my Russian friend has told me a very sad new arrival these days in his country, which is dear to me; If you do not mind, and if you have an instant to go to his blog. I will be happy that we all sympathize with the grief of these bereaved families. To pray for those burned people and their missing children in this horrible disaster! I thank you with all my heart.
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Timeline of tragic Kemerovo fire
RUSSIA — Russians on Wednesday mourned the victims of a deadly shopping mall fire at memorial services across the country, releasing white balloons as flags fluttered at half-staff.
The blaze tore through the Winter Cherry mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday while it was packed with families on the first weekend of spring break. Authorities said 64 people died, 41 of them children.
Grieving family members clutched flowers and photographs of young schoolchildren at the first funerals held for victims. Investigators have so far released 21 bodies for burial.
The chairman of Russia’s federal investigating authority, the Investigative Committee, has indicated that a short circuit or bad wiring could be to blame for the blaze, state news agency RIA-Novosti reported. Investigators said the mall’s fire exits were blocked and an alarm system turned off.