People gather to commemorate the victims of a shopping mall fire in Kemerovo on the day of national mourning in central Moscow, Russia March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russia Wednesday began a national day of mourning and held the first funerals for the victims of a fire that ravaged a busy shopping center in Siberia and killed 64 people, most of them children.The youngest victim according to an official list published by Kemerovo authorities was a two-year-old boy, while at least 19 of the 64 people killed were under 10 .In Kemerovo region, relatives on Wednesday were holding the first funerals for victims as 27 bodies have been identified, regional emergencies minister Alexander Mamontov said.In the upper house of parliament, senators dressed in black, and rose at the beginning of the session to honor victims, Russian television showed.
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