Pleasure boat six passengers rescued, nine missing.

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Moscow, July 31 (Itar-Tass) —— Six people were rescued from a pleasure boat, which sank in the Moskva River on Sunday. Nine other are still missing.

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.

Earlier, the press service reported there had been eight people on board.

Itar-Tass learned from law enforcement authorities that there were two boats, which collided the barge.

“One of them, the Lastochka, sank,” the source said. “There were 16 people on board, and eight of them were rescued.”

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.

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