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In the city of Myski, Kemerovo region, 12 children were poisoned after inhaling vapors of chlorine in the pool “Olympian”. Four of them are in intensive care, according to doctors, to their life threatens nothing. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the municipal administration.
The pool was suspended for three days. Rospotrebnadzor experts will take repeat samples of air and water and decide if it will work in the future.
The incident occurred on 9 April. Indoors there were 25 children, coach and health care provider. They felt a pungent irritating odor, and then the adults took the children out of the pool in a warm room and called an ambulance. The victims were diagnosed with irritation of mucous membranes, nausea and cough.
The investigative Committee opened a criminal case under paragraph “b” of part 2 of article 238 of the criminal code (“Rendering services not meeting requirements of safety of life or health of consumers”). According to preliminary data, the concentration of chlorine in the air basin greatly exceeded the norm and became toxic because the tank for disinfection of water by mistake added tool to reduce the acidity, which caused a chemical reaction.
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