Russia: Hundreds bid farewell to mall fire victims in Kemerovo

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Keremovo’s Church of the Holy Trinity on Wednesday to bid their final farewell to the victims of the 'Winter Cherry' shopping mall tragedy in the Siberian city last Sunday. Relatives, friends and scores of others joined the farewell service and lit candles in memory of Mash (10) and Kostya (8) of Agarkov family, who died alongside their 68-year grandma in the... Еще fire. Remembering the two children, representatives from School 25 said they were «very good, well brought-up children, top students.» “How is it possible to live with it when you realise that you will pass by their beds and the children are not out visiting someone. They will never come back and never play with their toys,” relative Yulia Kutuzova said, holding back tears. The first 13 victims of the tragedy, most of them children, will be laid to rest during the day. At least 64 people, including many children, were killed in the fire which engulfed the shopping mall in Kemerovo on Sunday. According to the Russian Investigative Committee, the fire escape routes were blocked inside the mall.

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