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54 killed in Russia trawler capsize

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Moscow, April 2: At least 54 people died when a trawler with 132 people on board capsized off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East on Thursday.
“So far, 54 bodies have been recovered, and 63 crewmembers have been rescued,” a source told the TASS news agency. Fifteen more people are still missing, the source added. According to earlier reports, there were 78 Russian tiols on board the Dalniy Vostok trawler, as well as 54 foreign tiols from Myanmar, Ukraine, Lithuania and Vanuatu. The trawler capsized in the Sea of Okhotsk, 330 km west of Krutogorovsky settlement in the Kamchatka region and 250 km south of the city of Magadan. (IANS)

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