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Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea off Turkey, 10 Missing

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish rescuers are searching for 10 Polish crew members of a cargo ship that sank during a storm in the Black Sea Tuesday. Two crew members were rescued when the Cambodian-flagged ship Vera went down near the coastal city of Zonguldak. Authorities say the ship was headed to the Turkish port of Aliaga from Russia […]

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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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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, 2 Dead, 100 Missing

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say there is little chance of finding any more survivors from a tourist boat that sank Sunday in the Volga River, leaving at least 100 people missing. Only two bodies have been found so far, while about 80 others were rescued or swam to shore. Officials say they fear many of the missing […]

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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, Nearly 100 Missing

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say there is little chance of finding any more survivors from a tourist boat that sank Sunday in the Volga River, leaving more than 100 people missing. At least one person was killed while nearly 80 others were rescued or were able to swim to shore. Survivors say the boat was a very […]

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