27 Mar 2018 09:24

Thirty-seven victims of Kemerovo shopping mall fire to be identified by DNA test - Bastrykin

KEMEROVO. March 27 (Interfax) - A DNA examination of the bodies of people killed in a fire at the Winter Cherry (Zimnyaya Vishnya) shopping center in Kemerovo will take up to two weeks, Russian Investigative Committee Director Alexander Bastrykin said.

"We have 37 such bodies on which a DNA examination will have to be conducted. It will take up to two weeks," Bastrykin said at a meeting chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin following the fire at Kemerovo's shopping mall.