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Bashkiria imams asked for help amid high rank of drowning people

Ufa, July 27, 2020

The authorities of Bashkiria asked priests and imams of the region for help in preventing the death of people on the water. This was announced at a meeting in the government on July 27 by the chairman of the State Committee for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Farit Gumerov.

“We have an agreement that in the churches of the Ufa diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as in the mosques of Muslim Religious Administration of Bashkortostan, during worship and Friday prayers, priests and imam-khatybs will appeal to the believers to observe the safety rules on the water”, Gumerov said.

He added that over the past week, 15 people drowned while swimming in Bashkiria. The peak value of the death of citizens on the water fell on the hottest days – from July 15 to 19.

 

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