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Moscow, July 31 (Itar-Tass) —— One person died in the accident of a private pleasure boat at the Moskva river, law enforcement authorities said on Sunday.
“As of now, we know about one victim,” the source said. “His body was lifted from the water.”
A pleasure boat, the Lastochka, sank on the Moscow River at the Luzhnetskaya embankment after a collision with a moored barge at 00:58 Moscow time on Sunday.
There were 15 people on board.
“One of them got ashore by himself, other six were rescued, and seven are still missing,” the source said.
Eye witnesses say this part of the Moskva River is lit poorly.
“The navigator must have not seen the barge in the darkness or saw it too late,” the source said.
EMERCOM and the police continue the rescue operation at the Moskva river.