Three-day mourning begins in the Khabarovsk Territory after the death of children in a fire

A three-day mourning has been declared in the Khabarovsk Territory since July 24 after the death of four children in a fire in the tent camp “Holdomi.”

The mourning will last three days: July 24, 25 and 26. For these days, the flags of Russia, the Khabarovsk Territory and municipalities will be lowered. Media and cultural institutions were urged to refrain from conducting recreational activities.

A fire in the Koldomi campground in the Khabarovsk Territory broke out on Monday evening, July 22. There were 189 children in the camp; they lived in 26 tents. When firefighters arrived at the scene, 20 tents were already burned.

The tragedy killed four children. First, a 10-year-old girl died, later two more children were hospitalized in intensive care with serious burns. The last to die was a 10-year-old boy who allegedly helped pull other children out.

A criminal case has been opened on the fact of the incident under the articles on causing death by negligence and on the provision of services that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life and health of consumers.