Children Reported Dead After Fire Rips Through Shopping Centre in Southern Siberia

Four children were killed on March 25, after a fire broke out in a shopping centre in Kemerovo city in southern Siberia, Russian media reported.

Firemen rescued 10 people and another 50 managed to escape, Russian state-owned news agency TASS reported. Aside from the four bodies that were found, seven other people were reported injured, Sputnik News reported.

Footage posted to social media showed a victim escape the fire by climbing out of a fourth-storey window, as smoke billowed behind them, before falling violently onto a door shelter. Credit: Ksenia Sergeevna via Storyful