MOSCOW, June 20 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – Searches are conducted on Monday in the Department of Labor and Social Security of Moscow in connection with the death of children at the lake Syamozero in Russia's Republic of Karelia, the Investigative Committee’s official spokesman Vladimir Markin told RAPSI.

Investigators intend to check activity of officials who supervised the children’s camp Park-Hotel “Syamozero” where the tragedy happened, Markin said.

A case earlier was opened under the Criminal Code’s Article “Fulfillment of Works or Rendering of Services Which Do Not Meet Safety Standards”. Five suspects including the “Park-Hotel” executive Elena Reshetova, her deputy Vadim Vinogradov, instructors Lyudmila Vasilyeva and Regina Ivanova and Valeriy Krupodershikov were arrested.

According to investigators, on June 18 children and instructors of the children’s camp “Park-Hotel “Syamozero” were sailing on a raft and two canoes over the lake Syamozero in Karelia. 47 children were accompanied by 4 adults (Vinogradov, Krupodershchikov, Ivanova and Vasilyeva) who did not take gathering storm into account. Storm made sailing extremely dangerous: a raft with children and two adults washed up near one of the islands while both canoes were capsized, leaving passengers in the open waters.

Only some managed to swim across to the shore. According to the latest data of the Investigative Committee, 14 children drowned with 13 bodies found. Searches for the last one are in progress. Other children survived and were evacuated.