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10 Children Dead after Tourist Boats Get Caught in Lake Storm in NW Russia.

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 10 children died after three tourist vessels were caught in a lake storm in Karelia, Northwest Russia, police told TASS.

The incident took place on Lake Syamozero, a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, according to an official from Karelia's Culture Ministry, Ekaterina Biktimirova, TASS reported.

"The group of 49 people started its voyage on Saturday- There were children between 12 and 15 years old with a guardian. They were caught by a storm overnight. There are casualties," she said.

At least 10 children have been dead in the Karelia incident and three remain missing, police reported.

Sources told Interfax that the bodies of at least six victims were recovered from the bottom of the lake.

The missing children were from the Moscow region, sources said.

According to preliminary information, the tourist group consisted of two boats and one raft. Only one boat managed to reach the shore.

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Date:Jun 19, 2016
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