26 Mar 2018 15:04

Number of people hospitalized following Kemerovo fire rises to 12 - Skvortsova

KEMEROVO. March 26 (Interfax) - The total number of people hospitalized in connection with the fire at the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping mall in Kemerovo has reached 12, Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova said.

"Twelve people have now been hospitalized. A patient with smoke inhalation poisoning in moderately severe condition [was hospitalized] in addition to the 11 patients we talked about a few hours ago," Skvortsova said at a meeting of the crisis center led by Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov.

A total of 52 people sought medical aid following the fire.

According to the latest reports, the death toll stands at 64.