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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lenin Statue Kills

KHORINSK, Eastern Siberia () -- A statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin toppled from its pedestal and killed a 15-year-old boy, who was buried Tuesday in this Siberian town.

The boy was among a group of teenagers returning from a discotheque Sunday who tried to climb the monument in Khorinsk, a town in the Buryatia region of eastern Siberia, police told Interfax.

The two-meter figure of Lenin was not attached to the pedestal and fell onto the boy, the report said.