111 missing in a shipwreck in Russia

111 missing in a shipwreck in Russia

Kazan : Russia | Jul 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM PDT
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One dead and 111 missing. The record was Sunday afternoon only provisional and could grow heavy in the coming days. The Boulgaria, the cruise ship that sank Sunday about 10 am GMT in the Volga in Russia, 80 km from Kazan, was carrying 188 people on board. At least 76 people safe and sound .According to Irina Andrianova, the spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, at least 76 people were found safe and sound. One of them was still hospitalized. Those passengers and the body of the victim declared unique for the moment, were recovered shortly after the sinking of another ship, the Arbella, who was nearby. Help arrived in a second time. A Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to participate in research and more than 80 rescuers were dispatched to the scene of the tragedy. The ship now rests by twenty meters. The Russian Committee of Inquiry, the main body responsible for criminal investigations in Russia, said in a statement to open an investigation for "violation of safety rules for transportation." According to some testimonies collected by the local press, a storm had broken out at the time of the accident. Boating accidents occur frequently on the rivers and seas of Russia, usually because of bad weather or collisions with other vessels.

karasiwo is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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