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.