"As for today, 27 people were identified. Today, 14 people are expected to be buried," Mamontov said at a meeting of the emergency response team.
On Sunday, a fire broke out in the Zimnyaya Vishnya ("Winter Cherry") shopping center in Kemerovo. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, a total of 64 people were killed in the tragic incident. The Kemerovo Region declared a three-day mourning period while Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a day of national mourning on Wednesday.
Police did not interfere with what went on at the square but ensured the security of the regional administration, blocking protesters' access to Soviet Avenue in order to avoid disruptions in traffic.
Meanwhile, all over the country people have gathered in the cities to mourn the victims of a deadly incident in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. Dozens of foreign leaders and presidents have expressed condolences to Russia over the tragedy that had killed a total of 64 people, mostly children.