Siberian Mall Fire Kills at least 48
Russia's emergencies ministry said Monday a fire at a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo has killed at least 48 people.
The fire began Sunday at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo. Firefighters extinguished the blaze early Monday.
In addition to those killed, officials said some people remained missing and that the fire injured dozens of people.
Many of the victims and missing are children.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
Along with stores, the mall also features a cinema and a bowling alley.
Egyptians Vote in Presidential Election
Egypt began voting Monday in an election widely assumed to give President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi another four-year term in office.
Sissi has a single challenger, Moussa Mustafa Moussa, who had backed Sissi before joining the race.
A number of other candidates were either arrested or pressured to withdraw, and opposition parties have called for a boycott of the vote.
The election lasts three days with official results expected April 2.
With Sissi expected to win attention is focused on the number of people who turn out to cast ballots in the election.
He came to power in 2013 by ousting President Mohamed Morsi, and then won a 2014 election with 97 percent of the vote. But election officials extended voting in that election by an extra day amid low turnout with final participation figures coming in under 50 percent.