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Death toll rises to 120 in Russia boat wreck

07-25-2011 09:17 BJT

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Divers have pulled six more bodies from the wreck of a tourist boat that sank in the Volga River two weeks ago. This raises the death toll to 120 in Russia's worst river disaster in decades.

An Emergencies Ministry spokesman said two people are still missing but presumed dead. Work was underway to identify the bodies found on the upper deck of the sunken boat. Many of the victims were children. The wreckage shocked the nation and prompted calls for improved safety.

Russian investigators have arrested the boat's tour operator and local river fleet inspector in a criminal probe.

Cranes transport the Bulgaria sunken tourist boat, the upper deck of which is seen above the waters of the Volga river, during an operation, realized by Russian Emergencies Ministry, in the Tatarstan region July 23, 2011. (Photograph by: Tatyana Makeyeva, Reuters)

Editor:Li Wanran |Source: CNTV.CN

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