31 July 2011, 06:23

3 dead, 5 missing in Moscow boat accident (updated)

3 dead, 5 missing in Moscow boat accident (updated)

Three people died and five are still missing in Saturday night’s  collision of two boats on the Moskva River, police said on Sunday.  “Rescue teams have picked six people out of the water, including two Turkish nationals, and one managed to swim to safety unaided" a police spokesman said.

Three people died and five are still missing in Saturday night’s  collision of two boats on the Moskva River, police said on Sunday. 

“Rescue teams have picked six people out of the water, including two Turkish nationals, and one managed to swim to safety unaided" a police spokesman said.  One body was raised from the river bottom and rescuers are looking for five others. 

There were 15 people on board a private pleasure boat when it collided with a barge in southwestern Moscow.

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