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11-year-old Alex Martynenko, trying to save children in a fire at the campground “Kholdomi” in the Khabarovsk region, was posthumously awarded the order of Courage. This was reported by the press service of the Governor and government of Khabarovsk Krai.
In the relevant decree signed by President Vladimir Putin, it is noted that Martynenko was awarded for the courage and determination shown during the rescue of people in extreme conditions. Alexey died from burns in hospital a day after the fire.
Previously, the government of the Khabarovsk Krai supported the petition for the posthumous awarding state awards to Alexey Martynenko. “I think we all imagine in what condition was the child when it was in this tent. If someone, especially a child, makes the feat, he thereby corrects someone’s mistake,”- said the Governor of the region Sergey Furgal.
A fire in a tent camp occurred on the night of July 23, there were 189 people, burnt down 20 of the 26 tents. As a result of fire killed four children. The basic version of incident — a faulty heater, in which the children dried clothes.
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