Russian sunken ship tragedy claims 119 lives

Russian rescuers recovered the bodies of two more people from the sunken cruise ship Bulgaria, bringing the death toll to 119, the Emergencies Ministry said on Sunday.

“The bodies of another two missing people have been found. Therefore, the confirmed death toll has climbed to 119 people,” 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 three 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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