13 children, camp counselor die in Russian boating accident

June 19, 2016 5:00 PM

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13 children, camp counselor die in Russian boating accident

At least 13 children and a counselor at a Russian summer camp died Sunday in a boating accident that has devastated parents and that investigators have suggested is the result of criminal negligence by the camp’s staff.

Police said three boats from the summer camp in Russia’s northern Karelia region capsized during a storm on Lake Syamozero, plunging 47 children and four adults into the subarctic waters. Rescuers were still recovering bodies from the lake Sunday evening. Five children were hospitalized with hypothe...

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