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10 Children Dead In Natural Disaster Near Major Tourist Destination

Map of Russia, showing Moscow and Karelia

A horrific storm and accident at a major Russian tourist destination has left at least 10 children dead. The children were aboard a boat when a storm caused it to capsize.

Via BBC:

At least 11 children and an adult died when a storm caught a boating party on Lake Syamozero in northern Russia’s Karelia region.
Ten children on holiday from Moscow were killed, according to the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin, quoting preliminary information.
According to an unconfirmed report, 36 members of the group of 49 survived and a search operation is continuing.
An instructor with the party was arrested as an inquiry began.
Russia’s Ria Novosti news agency quoted a source with rescue services as saying 25 survivors were on an island in the lake, and a further 11 were in a local village.

Tragic. Pray for these children and their families during this trying time.

There’s a lot of sadness and death in the world right now. We need our God now more than ever.

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