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US Sailboat Too Crowded in Fatal Incident

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in California say the capsizing of a sailboat that led to the drowning of two people was due to overcrowding on the vessel and its poor condition. The two men who drowned were among 10 people on board the boat when it capsized into the water in San Diego Bay in March. All 10 […]

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Russian Boat Sinking Death Toll Rises to 120

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say divers have recovered six more bodies from the wreckage of a tourist boat that sank earlier this month in the Volga River, raising the death toll to at least 120. Officials said Sunday two people also remained missing and were presumed dead in Russia’s worst river disaster in decades. The tourist boat […]

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Putin Blames ‘Irresponsibility’ and ‘Greed’ for Deadly Riverboat Accident

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is blaming “irresponsibility” and “greed” for the recent sinking of an aging riverboat that killed at least 113 people. Prime Minister Putin made an unannounced visit Thursday to Kazan, the central Russian city from which the ill-fated Bulgaria had departed and was sailing back to on Sunday when it listed […]

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As Russia Mourns Tourist Boat Victims, Medvedev Orders Transport Safety Investigation

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a sweeping check of the nation’s transport services as the country observed a national day of mourning for more than 125 people believed killed in Sunday’s sinking of a Volga River tourist boat. Boats on the river blew a long blast of their horns at noon Tuesday to mourn […]

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As Russia Mourns Tourist Boat Victims, Medvedev Orders Transport Safety Investigation

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a sweeping check of the nation’s transport services as the country observed a national day of mourning for more than 125 people believed killed in Sunday’s sinking of a Volga River tourist boat. Boats on the river blew a long blast of their horns at noon Tuesday to mourn […]

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Day of Mourning Tuesday in Russia for Volga Boat Victims

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is observing a national day of mourning for the more than 125 people believed killed when a tourist boat sank on the Volga River Sunday. Rescuers have recovered 64 bodies so far and say there is no hope of finding anyone else alive. Many of the victims were children who were in a playroom […]

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Day of Mourning Tuesday in Russia for Volga Boat Victims

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning for the more than 125 people believed killed when a tourist boat sank on the Volga River Sunday. Rescuers have recovered 64 bodies so far and say there is no hope of finding anyone else alive. Many of the victims were children who […]

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Death Toll in Russian Boat Disaster Rises to 64

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian divers on the Volga River are probing a sunken tour boat where they expect to find the remains of scores of children entombed in a play area of the stricken vessel, which went down Sunday with 208 people on board. The grim search was underway late Monday, as the confirmed death toll rose to […]

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Death Toll in Russian Boat Disaster Rises to 41

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say the death toll from a cruise boat sinking on the Volga River has risen to 41, as rescuers continue their grim search Monday for more than 80 people who remain missing a day after the disaster. Authorities say the vessel — more than a half century old — was carrying 208 people […]

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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, 9 Confirmed Dead, 100 Remain Missing

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say there is little chance of finding any more survivors from an overloaded tourist boat that sank Sunday in the Volga River, leaving at least 100 people missing. Nine bodies have been recovered so far. About 80 people were rescued or swam to shore. Officials say they fear many of the missing passengers […]

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