Death toll surges to 37 in Russian shopping mall fire

Updated 2018-03-26 09:03:03 Xinhua

Members of the emergency ministry fire service try to put out the fire at the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping mall in Kemerovo, Russia, on March 25, 2018. (Xinhua/Sputnik)

At least 37 people were killed in a fire in a shopping mall in south central Russia's Kemerovo city on Sunday, while many others are missing, TASS news agency reported, citing a source with firefighters.

Earlier reports said 69 people, including 40 children, were missing.

Firefighters are working at the scene to search for the missing.

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