Dry ice thrown in swimming pool kills three and puts seven in hospital

Dry ice thrown in swimming pool kills three and puts seven in intensive care at popular Russian Instagrammer’s 29th birthday party

Natalia Monakova and Yuri Alferov, both 25, were dead at the scene in Moscow The party was for Instagram influencer Ekaterina Didenko’s 29th birthday  Victims suffered Co2 poisoning after the dry ice was mixed with pool waterShe was among those in intensive care after her husband Valentin Didenko, 32, unloaded 55lb of dry ice in a pool to create a dramatic ‘visual effect’ 

Two people were killed and six were in intensive care after dry ice thrown in a swimming pool caused acute poisoning at a popular Russian blogger’s birthday party.

The victims suffered from carbon dioxide poisoning after the dry ice was mixed with pool water.

Some guests were reported to have suffered from chemical burns.

Party-goers Natalia Monakova and Yuri Alferov, both 25, were confirmed dead at the scene.

The party was for blogger Ekaterina Didenko who was celebrating her 29th birthday. 

The party was for blogger Ekaterina Didenko, pictured at hospital after the tragedy in Moscow, who was celebrating her 29th birthday

Natalia Monakova, one of the deceased, is pictured in an Instagram post before the tragedy

Natalia Monakova, one of the deceased, is pictured in an Instagram post before the tragedy

Dead bodies are pictured being removed from the sauna in Moscow where the birthday party took place

Dead bodies are pictured being removed from the sauna in Moscow where the birthday party took place

She was among those in intensive care after her husband Valentin Didenko, 32, unloaded 55lb of dry ice to create a dramatic ‘visual effect’ intended to impress guests at a Moscow pool and sauna complex.

He too was in intensive care after emergency services were called to the party.

Ekaterina – who was initially wrongly reported to have been killed – posted: ‘I am alive, I am behind the doors of an intensive care ward.

An image shows guests around the table at Didenko's party in Moscow before the tragedy

An image shows guests around the table at Didenko’s party in Moscow before the tragedy

A picture shows one of the guests at Didenko's party in Moscow before the tragedy

A picture shows one of the guests at Didenko’s party in Moscow before the tragedy

Police are pictured arriving at the scene in Moscow after the tragedy

Police are pictured arriving at the scene in Moscow after the tragedy 

‘I don’t know who died…

‘Valya (husband Valentin) is in the intensive care, I don’t know what state he is in.’

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