April 17, 2018 / 11:47 AM / 3 months ago

Russia says preliminary cause of deadly mall fire was short circuit - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said on Tuesday that preliminary findings showed a deadly mall fire in the region of Kemerovo last month was caused by a short circuit, the RIA news agency reported, citing a ministry spokesman.

Members of the Emergency Situations Ministry work to extinguish a fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia March 25, 2018. Picture taken March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Marina Lisova

A fire at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in Kemerovo killed more than 60 people, prompting public anger and the resignation of the region’s governor.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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