Monday, June 20 2016 15:15 EEST
Plane with Karelia’s victims arrives to Moscow, identification procedure starts
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The schoolchildren’s bodies, who had drowned in a storm in Karelia, were sent for identification just after the landing of the plane. There still is no exact information on how many bodies were delivered to Moscow.

According to the report issued by the Moscow Department of Labor and Social Protection of Population, there are 14 victims of 12-13 years old, including 11 boys and 3 girls.

According to a preliminary version of the investigation, on June 18, vacationers from a children's health camp Park Hotel Syamozero went to hike around the lake by boat and were caught by the storm.

There were 47 children and 4 instructors in 3 boats. They turned over due to the storm. In addition, it is reported that the teenagers and the adults went on a trip to the lake without warning anyone. Moreover, the group wasn’t registered in a local department of Russian Emergency Ministry.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has started a criminal case under the article of the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements and resulted in deaths of people. Five individuals were arrested due to the investigation. The detained includes counselors of the dead children.

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