At least five killed, 30 missing in Russian mall fire

March 12, 2015 3:30 PM

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At least five killed, 30 missing in Russian mall fire

A massive fire has destroyed a shopping centre in the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, killing five people, local officials say, adding that the toll could be far higher.

The three-storey building in Kazan, 800km east of Moscow, was destroyed in the blaze that broke out on Wednesday, sending towering plumes of black smoke into the air, television images showed.

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