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Russia: 110 bodies found in Russian boat incident

11-07-2011

MOSCOW,(Xinhua): About 110 bodies, including those of 30 children, were found inside the wreck of a Russian cruise ship that sank in the Volga river on Sunday, rescuers said Monday.

"A preliminary examination conducted by divers from the Republic of Tatarstan showed that there are about 110 bodies aboard the sunken cruise ship, 30 of them are children," the rescuers was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.

Latest words from Rustam Minnikhanov, president of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, indicated that there were 196 aboard the 56-years-old double decker "The Bulgaria" when it sank at 13:58 Moscow time (0958 GMT) Sunday near the village of Syukeyevo in the Kansko-Ustinovsky district of Tatarstan.

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