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Camping site fire in Russia’s Khabarovsk Region leaves 12 injured

Baku, July 23, AZERTAC

Twelve people, including seven children, have been injured in a blaze at a camping site in Russia’s Khabarovsk Region, one child was killed, the Russian Ministry of Health reported, according to TASS.

"The fire at a children’s camping site near the Kholdali inhabited community in the Khabarovsk Region has left 12 people dead, including seven children. One child was killed. Outpatient care has been provided to five people (all of them adults). A total of six children were hospitalized, one of them was discharged from the hospital on July 23, 2019," the ministry’s press service reported.

According to the Ministry of Health, inpatient care is being provided to three children with thermal burns who are in critical condition. Two others with combustion products poisoning are in satisfactory condition. "The patients are non-transportable. Full medical care is being provided. The medical facility, which delivers medical care to those injured, has been fully provided with donated blood and its components, blood substitutes as well as drugs and medical devices," the press service added.

A phone call reporting a fire at a camping site in the Khabarovsk Region came on Monday evening. The area affected by the fire amounted to 2,400 square meters. Twenty of 26 tents were burned, six were damaged.

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