Governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region resigns over mall fire

Vastavam web: Aman Tuleyev, the longtime governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region where a huge mall fire killed at least 64 people including 41 children last weekend, resigned today.”I submitted my resignation letter to the Russian president,” he said in a three-minute video address released by his office.At least 64 people — including 41 children — died when a huge fire ravaged a mall in the industrial city of Kemerovo in western Siberia last Sunday.

The tragedy in which some parents lost all their children plunged Russia into shock.Many people who lost relatives have said they died because of the inaction of firefighters and police lacking the necessary equipment and skills.President Vladimir Putin had initially refused to sack the 73-year-old governor despite rare protests in the city.