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Russian athletes were injured during the collapse of the roof of the night club in the South Korean city of Gwangju, where the world championship by water kinds of sports. About this stated the all-Russian swimming Federation, reports RIA Novosti.
“We have no complaints from athletes was not. It passed right by us”, — assured the press service of the organization. Coach of female Russian national team on water Polo Andrew Belofastov also stressed that his players have not received injury.
In addition, the incident in the night club Gwangju commented on three-time medalist of the Olympic games in swimming the Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, who won the European championship gold. She admitted she still didn’t go out during the stay in South Korea, and called the incident an accident. “Not that I’m afraid to go out. (…) As a fire or any other disaster, it could happen anywhere,” she said.
The international swimming Federation (FINA) has expressed condolences to the victims of the collapse of the roof. “[The organization is] following the situation closely and will take all measures to ensure medical assistance in case of need,” said FINA.
Previously, the Agency “Yonhap”, citing city officials reported two dead and more than ten injured in the incident. Design, located at a height of 2.5 meters, collapsed at 2:30 local time. At this moment there were more than 100 people. Presumably, she could not bear the weight of finding her guests.
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