Families of 26 MS Bulgaria wreck victims paid compensations in Tatarstan.

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KAZAN, July 15 (Itar-Tass) —— The families of 26 victims of the MS Bulgaria wreck have received compensations from the budget of Tatarstan, the republican labor, employment and social security ministry said.

“As of 7:00 p.m. Moscow time, material aid had been paid to the families of 26 victims and to 62 people hurt in the shipwreck,” the ministry said.

Total compensations from the republican budget will near 23-24 million rubles, while the federal budget will contribute another 150 million rubles.

Tatarstan authorities will pay 300,000 rubles to each family, which has lost members in the MS Bulgaria wreck, a source at the republican government told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

Up to 100,000 rubles will be paid to the injured depending on the degree of injuries. Some 10,000 rubles will be paid in compensation for property lost in the shipwreck.

The families of people who died in the MS Bulgaria wreck will get one million rubles each in compensation, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said earlier in the day.

“The families of the dead will receive one million rubles; people with heavy and medium injuries will be paid 400,000 rubles, while people with light injuries will have 200,000 rubles,” he said.

All the 114 bodies found on the MS Bulgaria wreck site in Tatarstan have been identified, the republican health ministry told Itar-Tass.

“A total of 114 bodies were brought to the Tatarstan forensic medical bureau: those of 28 children, 66 women and 20 men. All the bodies were identified,” the ministry said, adding that 111 bodies were transferred to families for burial.

The ship had 208 people aboard, but only 79 of them – 29 women, ten children and 40 men were rescued. Fifteen people are deemed missing.

The MS Bulgaria sank in a storm in the Kuibyshevskoye dam lake, three kilometers away from the shore, on July 10. The ship built in Czechoslovakia in 1955 titled to the right and sank within minutes.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry cuts the team working on the Bulgaria wreck site, Minister Sergei Shoigu said, adding that they form a diving team instead to lift the vessel.

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