On a day of national mourning, Russians are questioning the deaths of scores of people in a shopping-mall fire in Siberia. Some say the deaths, involving mostly children, could have been prevented.
Dozens of people are dead and at least 11 people are missing after a blaze at a shopping center in the Siberian town of Kemerovo. Russian authorities say the death toll was so high as "serious violations were committed."
Rescuers were searching for survivors after a deadly gas explosion damaged an apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk. Some 40 people are believed to still be trapped under the rubble in bitter cold.
At least 64 people including many children were killed in Sunday's blaze in the town of Kemerovo in central Russia. Thousands of people have been separately demonstrating against local authorities.
The long-serving governor of Russia's Kemerovo region, Aman Tuleyev, has resigned after a fire in the regional capital killed scores of people. He said he could no longer continue his work with "such a heavy burden."
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