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KAZAN, July 14 (Itar-Tass) — A mosque and a chapel will be built on the bank of the Volga River where the Bulgaria passenger ship sank, Tatarstan’s President Rustam Minnikhanov said.
In his meeting with relatives of those who died and went missing during the Sunday tragedy, Minnikhanov said, “The work continues on the site of the sunken Bulgaria ship. A total of 500 people take part in the rescue operation. The ship’s accessible premises were inspected several times.”
The Tatar president said he is hopeful that the bodies of all passengers would be found.
However, chief of the Emergency Situations Ministry’s State Inspection for Small Size Ships Vadim Seryogin said technical premises in the sunken Bulgaria ship’s hold had been converted into cabins.
Speaking at a telephone conference, Seryogin said the hold’s technical premises were planning to be inspected in full.
Then the ship will be handed over to the general contractor for raising the ship to the surface, the Russian official said.