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    Crimea to Start Additional Checks in Summer Camps After Kareliа Tragedy

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    Russia's southwestern Crimea Republic will carry out additional checks of summer camps following the deadly tragedy in northwestern Karelia region, local authorities said Monday.

    SIMFEROPOL (Russia), (Sputnik) — On Saturday, several boats carrying a 51-member group from Karelia's Park-Hotel Syamozero summer camp, consisting of children and their adult coaches, capsized on Lake Syamozero during a storm. According to the latest information, 13 children died and one remains missing. A criminal case was opened on Sunday, with at least five arrests made.

    "Additional inspections of summer camps are planned in the Republic of Crimea," the government's press service said in a statement.

    The heads of Crimean supervised program for children are also recommended to organize regular patrols on the territories, according to the statement.


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