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2019.06.17 10:30

At least 8 people drowned in Lithuania over weekend

BNS 2019.06.17 10:30

Eight drowned people, all men, were pulled out of water in Lithuania over the weekend, Laura Valauskienė, spokeswoman for the Fire and Rescue Department told BNS on Monday.

In her words, five men drowned on Friday and three on Saturday.

All in all, 31 people, including five minors, have drowned in Lithuania since early May. Rescuers were able to save eight people, Valauskienė told BNS.

Last week saw temperatures rising up to 35 centigrade, encouraging people to flock to lake and rivers to cool.