Russia: Teenager recounts heroic efforts saving 3 children from Kemerovo blaze

Dimitry Polukhin gave his account of his efforts to save three children from the Kemerovo shopping mall blaze, in an interview on Tuesday. The 17-year-old helped avert further tragedy when he heard a sobbing mother. She told Polukhin that her children were trapped inside. The teenager then decided to re-enter the building to find them. «I could not see anything due to thick black smoke,» he... Еще revealed. Upon hearing the sound of crying children, Polukhin said: «I fixed the boy to my waist, as if to my pants, to my belt. He was holding on to me. I took two girls by the scruff of the neck. And I carried them out of there towards the flow of people was.» 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. An investigation into the cause behind the tragedy is underway. The source of the blaze was on the top floor where several cinema halls and children's playgrounds with attractions were located.

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