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10 die, including 3 children, as strong winds hit a tourist camp in central Russia, officials say


MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s emergencies ministry says that 10 people have died, including three children, after high winds tore through central Russia. The report Sunday came in the wake of the weekend storm. Eight of those killed were part of a group of tourists camping close to Lake Yalchik in the Mari-El region when the storm hit, Russia’s emergencies ministry said. Regional leader Yuri Zaitsev wrote on social media that strong winds felled trees in the Mariy Chodra National Park, including where the group’s tents had been pitched on a stretch of wild beach. An investigation has since been opened against the park’s management.

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