Death toll in Russian boat disaster reaches 100

July 13, 2011 08:27

MOSCOW - The confirmed death toll in a Russian riverboat accident reached 100 on Wednesday after divers recovered more bodies from the sunken vessel, an Emergency Situations Ministry official said.

Twenty-nine of the 208 people believed to have been aboard the aging, overcrowded boat when it sank in the Volga River on Sunday were still unaccounted for. Officials say 79 people were rescued.

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