84 people rescued from sunken cruise ship on Volga

84 people have been rescued from a cruise ship that sank on Sunday on Russia’s Volga River, the regional emergencies center said.

While 84 people have been rescued, one woman had died and 88 are still missing.

The double-deck cruise ship Bulgaria, en route from the Tatar town of Bolgar to Kazan, was carrying 173 people, including 140 passengers and 33 crewmembers, the regional emergencies center earlier said.

The ship sank at 13:58 Moscow time (09:58 GMT) on Sunday near the village of Syukeyevo in the Kansko-Ustinovsky district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Russian Transportation Ministry established a crisis center to probe into the incident, the ministry said in a statement.

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