Russian footballers to wear mourning armbands during game at UEFA Euro 2016

Sportsmen will commemorate children who died in Karelia

The Russian national football team members will wear black armbands during their 2016 UEFA Euro game against Wales on Monday evening, June 20, in mourning for the children who died in a storm in Karelia, the Russian Football Union press service reported.

"Toulouse will host the European championship's final group stage game between Russia and Wales on Monday. The Russian team players will appear at the game with black mourning armbands in commemoration of the children who died in a horrible tragedy in Karelia," the union said in a statement.

According to information possessed by investigators, people from the children's camp Park-Hotel Syamozero ran into a storm while boating on Syamozero Lake in the Pryazhinsky district of Karelia on June 19. There were 47 children and four adult instructors in three boats. The boats overturned and sank in the storm. As a result, 13 people were killed. One of the victims was not registered at the camp; a search operation for him is ongoing.

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