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Emergency services are searching for two children after three fell through the ice while walking on a lake.
One girl was rescued from the water and has now been taken to intensive care.
However, two bodies are yet to be found – authorities have presumed the kids have drowned in Lake Buffola in the city of Budennovsk.
The girl who was rushed to intensive care is thought to be 12-years-old, though the ages of the other children are unknown.
Fire and rescue teams were dispatched to the region in Stavropol in Russia on Friday February 19 after reports of drowning.
One of the girl's was rescued by an eye witness, and divers are currently searching for the remaining two, reports Interfax.
The rescue service said: "There is a girl born in 2008 in intensive care, and the drowned girl is also a girl. There is no information about the third child yet.
"Our rescuers of the rescue group of the Levokumsky PASS SK, 13 people, are working on the spot. Five rescuers from the Georgievsk rescue group went to the place of search and rescue operations at 21:00."
The press service of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the region reported: "According to the investigation, the girl fell into the water under the ice, walking with her friend.
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"The second girl was taken out of the water unconscious by rescuers. The child was placed in the hospital's intensive care unit."
Last year 30 vehicles fell through ice in Voevoda Bay on Russky Island, near the eastern port of Vladivostok.
Russian fishermen had to fish their own cars out which were submerged up to 7ft deep.
A witness told Amur News Service: ‘It was like domino effect. ‘The ice cracked – some cars were partly under water, others had only roofs above the water.
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