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US Department of State offers condolences to families of Kemerovo tragedy victims

March 27, 6:37 UTC+3 WASHINGTON

According to the most recent data, a total of 64 people were killed in the fire

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WASHINGTON, March 27. /TASS/. The United States offered condolences to the families of the victims of a fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya (or Winter Cherry) shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, spokesperson for the United States Department of State Heather Nauert wrote on her Twitter page.

"We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the Kemerovo tragedy. Our thoughts are with the people of Russia at this sad time," she wrote.

The fire started on the top floor of the four-storey Zimnyaya Vishnya (or Winter Cherry) shopping mall on March 25, engulfing an area of some 1,500 square meters. According to the most recent data, a total of 64 people were killed in the fire, 60 injured were treated in hospitals, 15 of them were hospitalized and 40 received outpatient care. The bodies of 25 victims have already been identified, including 13 children.

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