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15 people drown in Belarus since beginning of bathing season

15 people have died in water since the start of the bathing season in Belarus. 

Rescuers report that 14 of them were in a state of alcoholic intoxication. According to statistics, this is the reason that most often leads to tragic consequences.

The water safety service of Belarus, OSVOD, urges to swim only in designated areas. There are several hundred equipped beaches for summer vacation across Belarus.

Epidemiologists have limited swimming in five reservoirs. The list now includes the left bank of the Pripyat and the city beach on the Dnieper in Mogilev.  

15 people drown in Belarus since beginning of bathing season