Deadly Boat Collision In Central Moscow


MOSCOW, July 30 (UPI) — A night out on the Moskva River in central Moscow turned deadly when a private pleasure boat collided with a barge, police said.

The boat was trapped under the barge after the accident, which occurred shortly after midnight Sunday, RIA Novosti reported. Two bodies had been recovered and at least six of the passengers on the boat were missing.

Authorities said it was believed 15 people were on board the pleasure boat. One was able to get ashore on his own, and six were rescued by emergency workers, police said.

Two of the survivors were Turkish nationals.

A floating crane was being brought to the scene to get the boat to the surface.

The Moskva River, which runs through the Russian capital, is a tributary of the Oka and part of the Volga watershed.

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