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Gravestones in Novosibirsk Cemetery Damaged by 3 Boys

Three boys went on a rampage in a Novosibirsk region cemetery, gorging themselves on candy and damaging a dozen gravestones, Interfax reported Monday.

According to the local investigative committee, the suspects — two 8-year-olds and a 6-year-old — went to the cemetery to eat sweets which had been left on the graves by mourners .

The boys then began to break vases and flower pots before turning their attention to the gravestones, which they rocked back and forth and tipped over.

Preliminary reports indicate that twelve gravestones were damaged in the cemetery in Toguchinsky district, about 3,000 kilometers east of Moscow.

The three boys have been detained by the police.

"The boys haven't reached the age of responsibility, and so the bill for compensation of the damage will be left with their parents," said the regional Interior Ministry, estimating the amount at tens of thousands of rubles.

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