13 Children and 1 Adult Killed When Tour Boats Sink in Russia

13 Children and 1 Adult Killed When Tour Boats Sink in Russia



Three tour boats capsized during a storm on June 19, 2016, killing 13 children and 1 adult in Russia, according to CNN World News. It was said that the three boats had been carrying a total of 47 children and 4 adults, transporting all passengers to a camping trip, when the boat sunk in the Republic Lake of Karelia.

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) reported to the local state news agency, RIA Novosti that there had been 36 people rescued from the lake. The local hospital is currently treating the children for hypothermia and they are expected to fully recover.

June 20, has been announced as a day of mourning in honor of the 13 children and one adult taken when the boats sank in Russia. The Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, tweeted condolences to the families and friends of the victims, as reported by CNN World News.

The incident is still under federal investigation. The federal investigative committee launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. The authorities have arrested an instructor but it has not been released, as to why or under what charges.

By Tracy Blake
Edited by Jeanette Smith


CNN World News: 13 children, one adult die when Russian tour boats capsize

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