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GORNO-ALTAISK, June 8 (Itar-Tass) — The Tuva government will pay two million roubles to each of the families of the eight fire-fighters who died when fought a taiga blaze and one million roubles to Sergei Paderin who received serious burns in the fire and is in hospital now, the press service of the republic's cabinet said in Kyzyl on Friday.
The region's head Sholban Kara-ool signed a resolution providing 800,000 roubles in aid to the families, 100,000 for each. The Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) will provide 1,000,000 for each of the families and 500,000 to relatives of 22-year-old Viktor Stremousov who had no family.
Tuva's Vice-Premier and Health Minister Anatoly Damba-Huurak said the republic's authorities will pay for all the expenditures for the funerals of the fire-fighters. A draft resolution is prepared to pay state pensions to their children. A sums equivalent to the father's average monthly wage will be added to the pension. It is 12,000 to 16,000 roubles.
Kara-ool has ordered to include members of the fire-fighters' families in the regional benefit list for the right for free resort sanatorium treatment.
The fire-fighters in a group parachuted in to fight the rapidly-spreading blaze in the taiga, but the situation went out of control, and they got trapped in the burning forest. Some managed to escape, but the eight were found dead.