Confirmed death toll in Russian sunken ship incident rises to 120

The confirmed death toll from the sunken cruise vessel Bulgaria has risen to 120 people, after the divers discovered one more body on the riverboat, the Emergencies Ministry said on Sunday.

“Another body has been discovered. Therefore, the confirmed death toll has risen to 120,” the ministry said.

The twin-deck riverboat Bulgaria capsized and sank on the Volga River on July 10. There were 201 people aboard the riverboat. As many as 79 people were rescued. The fate of two people is yet unknown.

The ship was delivered to shallow waters late on Saturday, allowing the divers to continue their search for missing persons.

Rescuers are expected to finish their work on Sunday to seal the riverboat and pump out water and transfer the cruise ship to the Investigative Committee for investigation.


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