9 Die When Boat Hits Barge On Moscow River

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MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A pleasure boat collided with a barge on the Moscow River Sunday, killing nine people aboard the recreational vessel, authorities said.

Russia’s Investigative Committee issued a statement saying seven other passengers were rescued following the 1:30 a.m. accident, RIA Novosti reported.

The investigative committee said the boat had permission to carry no more than 12 passengers.

An investigation was under way to determine whether water transport safety and operation rules had been violated.

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