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Grief and protest in Russia over fire that killed tens of children

Grief and protest in Russia over fire that killed tens of children
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Mourners chanted 'Putin resign' in towns including Moscow as mounting anger grows over a fire in a leisure complex, which investigators say had faulty fire alarms and blocked doors.


Grief has turned to protest, as thousands of people demonstrate in cities across Russia- upset with officials over the fire which occured in the siberian city of Kemerovo.

Mourners gathered after the blaze in a leisure complex killed at least sixty-four people, forty one of them children, amid reported chants of "Putin resign!"

Relatives say dozens of people - including children - are still unaccounted for.

Four people have been charged for their involvement in the tragedy, including two people who worked at the shopping mall.

Investigators say fire alarms were switched off and exits blocked.

President Vladimir Putin has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning for the victims

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