Boat with over 170 people sinks in Russia's Volga

July 10, 2011 15:12


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MOSCOW - A boat carrying over 170 people sank in Russia's Volga river on Sunday, a spokeswoman for Emergency Ministry said.

Two bodies had been recovered and 96 people were unaccounted for after the Bulgaria sank at 1:58 p.m. local time in the Tatarstan region, she said.

"We don't know yet why it sank. There were 140 passengers and 33 staff. Two were found dead, a passing boat saved some people. Ninety six are unaccounted for," she said.

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