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Owner, director of children’s camp in Russia’s Far East detained following deadly fire

A total of twelve people were injured, including seven children, three of them died

MOSCOW, July 23. /TASS/. Police have detained the director of the Holdomi children’s camp in Russia’s Khabarovsk region and the head of the organization that owns the camp, Russian Investigative Committee Spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko told TASS.

"Investigators from the Investigative Committee’s regional branch, who are looking into the camp site fire, have detained Vitaly Burlakov, the director of the Extreme Service company that owns the Holdomi children’s camp, and Maxim Kuznetsov, the camp’s director," she said, adding that the two had been detained under Article 238.2 of the Russian Criminal Code (the provision of services that fail to meet safety requirements).

According to media reports, the camp fire killed four kids, leaving 12 people injured, including seven children.

A criminal investigation into the fire has been launched at the instruction of Russian Investigative Committee Chief Alexander Bastrykin.