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KHABAROVSK, July 23 (Itar-Tass) — Criminal proceedings have been instituted in the Khabarovsk Territory over mass food poisoning of holidaying children and staff of the Sozvezdiye children’s recreation camp, the regional investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) told Itar-Tass on Monday. The case is opened under the RF Criminal Code article – “provision of services failing to meet safety requirements.”
According to the SK, “On Sunday, July 22, as many as 46 children and 3 workers of the camp with signs of intestinal infection sought medical aid. Three girls and a boy aged 14-17 years were hospitalised. The rest children and teenagers, who also get medical aid, are now isolated in a separate building of the camp.”
The investigative actions aimed at determining the causes and circumstances of the incident have been taken.
There were a total of 384 schoolchildren holidaying in the Sozvezdiye camp - children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 years. The camp is located about 65 kilometres from Khabarovsk. Four of the children were taken home after the incident by their parents.