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At least 14 children killed as storm turns boating trip into tragedy on Russian lake

Published 20/06/2016 | 06:42

Emergency officers carry surviving children in a boat on Lake Syamozero in Russia's autonomic republic of Korelia on June 19, 2016.
Emergency officers carry surviving children in a boat on Lake Syamozero in Russia's autonomic republic of Korelia on June 19, 2016.

At least 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.

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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.

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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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