Another 2 cases opened against hotel employees following Syamozero tragedy

13 children died in the storm on the Karelian lake; 1 child still missing

Another two criminal cases has been opened following the deadly accident on Karelia's Syamozero that left more than a dozen children dead, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on June 23.

"Investigative bodies of the Russian Investigative Committee in the Republic of Karelia opened another two criminal cases following the death of children on the lake of Syamozero, and also [in the probe] into the events that preceded the incident. A criminal case has been opened against employees at Park-Hotel Syamozero Ltd on the suspicion of commitment of a criminal offence specified in Article 238 Part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code ("Rendering Services Not Meeting Safety Requirements"). The other criminal case has been opened against Yelena Reshetova, the director of Park-Hotel Syamozero Ltd, as well as her deputy Vadim Vinogradov and other individuals, suspected of committing a criminal offence specified in Article 125 of the Russian Criminal Code ("Leaving to Danger")," Markin said.

Children the Park-Hotel Syamozero camp ran into a storm while boating on Lake Syamozero in the Pryazhinsky district of Karelia on June 18. There were 47 children and four adult instructors in three boats. The boats overturned and sank in the storm.

Thirteen children died in the accident. One kid is still being searched for.

The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on charges of providing services that do not meet safety standards resulting in the deaths of two or more people.

The Park-Hotel Syamozero camp has been closed. Five people, including the camp's director, have been detained.

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