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During beach season 26 people drown in Penza region including five children

10:50 | 06.09.2018 | Incidents

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Penza, 6 September 2018. PenzaNews. 26 people including five children died in water bodies of the Penza region over the past beach season. This was reported by the press service of the main regional EMERCOM department.

During beach season 26 people drown in Penza region including five children

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"Over the summer of 2017, 20 people including three children drowned; in 2016 – 45 citizens including three children," the department noted.

The press service added that the main causes of death at water bodies were swimming in a state of alcohol intoxication as well as at locations not designed for this and the lack of control over children by adults.

The department added that local authorities of Zarechny had shown positive results on the equipment of municipal beaches – the settlement had two well-equipped swimming areas. The Serdobsky district had three beaches, the Nikolsky district – one.

The main EMERCOM department made a special mention of the recreation areas White Rock in the Kamensky area and Paradise – in the Pachelmsky area, the beach Ruseevsky near Penza, two equipped territories in Sputnik City and a territory near the sanatorium Birch Grove, where according to specialists a proper level of security was provided.

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