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2 Dead in Fountain Debacle

A fountain in Nizhnevartovsk city center

Rescuers in Nizhnevartovsk on Thursday discovered the bodies of a man and woman who appeared to have been killed by an electric shock from a set of fountains installed close to the shore of Lake Komsomolskoye.

Investigators have not yet identified either victim.

While an investigation into the pair's deaths continues, the fountains have been dismantled, the Khanty-Mansiisk branch of the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

According to news portal Lenta.ru, the fountains were first installed 50 meters from the shore of Lake Komsomolskoye in 2007 and are powered by a series of 6-kilowatt pumps.

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