The death toll from a blaze that ravaged a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo has reached 64, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov told reporters.
“Regrettably, we have to announce that 64 people have died in the disaster,” he said. Six bodies are yet to be recovered.
The risk of building collapse remains, nonetheless. According to the emergencies minister, structure reinforcement equipment has been delivered to Kemerovo
Earlier, Russia’s Investigative Committee Spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko confirmed 56 deaths. “After the fire broke out, 44 people requested medical assistance, ten of them were hospitalized,” she added.