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Fourteen dead, mostly children, in Russian boating accident

Fourteen people, mostly children, have died after boats capsized in stormy weather during an outing on a lake in the Republic of Karelia in north-west Russia, the local Emergencies Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.


Fourteen dead, mostly children, in Russian boating accident
In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo, made available on Sunday, June 19, 2016, Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations workers stand at the site of an incident, at a lake in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia.

Moscow: Fourteen people, mostly children, have died after boats capsized in stormy weather during an outing on a lake in the Republic of Karelia in north-west Russia, the local Emergencies Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

It said it had completed search and rescue operations. There were 51 people, including four adults, on the outing.

A police officer told Reuters by phone that two of the three boats capsized in Syamozero lake because of bad weather.

The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, wrote on his Twitter account that 10 children from Moscow had died, according to preliminary information.

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