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12 children, injured in emergency in Karelia, are in hospitals — ministry

June 20, 2:52 UTC+3
June 20 has been declared a day of mourning in Karelia
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PETROZAVODSK, June 20. /TASS/. Twelve children who were injured as a result of an emergency on Syamozero Lake in Karelia are in hospitals, Igor Panin, the head of the Northwestern Regional Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, said at a meeting Minister Vladimir Puchkov held upon arrival in Petrozavodsk.

Overall, 37 people were saved, including 33 children. All have been delivered to Petrozavodsk.

A day of mourning has been declared in Moscow on June 20 after a deadly accident which claimed the lives of children from Moscow, Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Sunday.

"A day of mourning will be observed in Moscow tomorrow over the tragedy in Karelia," he wrote on his Twitter account.

According to preliminary data, forty-seven children vacationing at the Park Hotel Syamozero children’s camp accompanied by four adult instructors ran into a gale while rafting on three boats in Lake Syamozero in Karelia, northwestern Russia. The boats overturned and sank. Fourteen children died. All the adults survived.

Russia’s Investigations Committee opened a criminal case over the accident. Four suspects have been detained.

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