Ilham Aliyev offers his condolences over tragedy in Karelia
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has offered his condolences to the Russian President Vladimir Putin over the tragedy in Karelia.
"Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, I am deeply saddened to hear of the deaths of children, caused by the storm on the Syamozero Lake in Karelia. On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and myself, I express my sincere condolences to You, families and all the people of Russia," the message posted on the website of the Azerbaijani President says.
On June 18, the children in Park-Hotel Syamozero summer camp were out in rafts on a lake despite a storm warning in the Pryazha region. There were 47 children between the ages of 12 and 15 from Moscow and St. Petersburg accompanied by four adult instructors on board. The boats overturned and sank due to the storm. As a result, 14 children died, all the adults survived.