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Nearly 1,000 Seek Medical Attention at Massive Russian Rock Festival

More than 950 people requested medical attention Saturday after attending Nashestviye 2015, a massive rock festival held every year in the Tver region, the TASS news agency reported Saturday.

See the photo gallery: Nashestviye Music Festival Rocks Tverskaya Oblast, but Leaves Injuries in its Wake

According to representatives of the regional branch of the Internal Affairs Ministry, by 5 p.m. on Saturday, 958 people had requested assistance at medical checkpoints set up around the festival. Fifteen people were hospitalized, a pregnant woman among them.

"Seventy-five percent of those who asked for help had suffered sunburns [since it was 30 degrees Celsius outside]. A lot of people experienced heat shock, muscle strain and other injuries," Lyubov Doroshenko, head of the emergency medical brigade Zashchita ("Safety"), was cited by TASS as saying Saturday.

She added that some people were diagnosed with ear inflammation as well.


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