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25 Children Hospitalized After Swimming in Poisonous Water (St. Petersburg)
27.03.2008 14:10
25 Children Hospitalized After Swimming in Poisonous Water (St. Petersburg)

Yesterday one of the most popular St. Petersburg aqua parks closed an hour earlier than usual due to the visitors started to apply for medical help complaining about sickness and smarting eyes. Supposedly, the incident was caused by excessive amounts of chlorine in the water. On the whole over 70 people were poisoned, including 25 children who were hospitalized. Now medics describe their condition as moderate and satisfactory. According to some specialists, the chlorine level in water was so high, that the children were at risk of losing their sight.
      Witnesses say that yesterday the aqua park was struck with panic: the children cried, their parents claimed explanations from the administration; at least 5 ambulance cars arrived to the building.
      A criminal investigation has been launched and the aqua park has been temporary closed.
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