100 Feared Dead as Vessel Sinks on Russia's River Volga

Monday, July 11, 2011

Divers searching the wreck of a cruise boat which sank on the River Volga in Russia reportedly saw more than 100 corpses trapped inside when they recovered eight bodies, according to a report on http://www.dailymail.co.uk.
The overloaded two-deck Bulgaria sank yesterday afternoon during a heavy storm. Nine people were confirmed dead but it remains unclear exactly how many were on the ship.
About 60 children were believed to have been on board, according to Russian news reports.
Officials said anywhere from 185 to 196 people were on the Bulgaria, which should have carried no more than 120.
The ship reportedly went down near the village of Syukeevo in the Kansko-Ustinovsky district near the region's capital, Kazan.
The Bulgaria was built in 1955 in Czechoslovakia and belongs to a local tourism company.It was said to have been recently modernised and included comfortable cabins for up to four people.

 

(Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

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