Russian sunken ship toll rises to 120

July 25th, 2011 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The confirmed toll in the sunken cruise vessel Bulgaria risen to 120 people, after the divers discovered one more body on the riverboat, the Emergencies Ministry has said.

“Another body has been discovered. Therefore, the confirmed death toll has risen to 120,” the ministry said Sunday.

The twin-deck riverboat Bulgaria capsized and sank in the Volga River July 10. There were 201 people aboard the riverboat.

As many as 79 people were rescued. The fate of two people is yet unknown.

The ship was delivered to shallow waters late Saturday, allowing the divers to continue their search for missing persons.

Rescuers were expected to finish their work Sunday to seal the riverboat and pump out water and transfer the cruise ship to the Investigative Committee for investigation.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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