News Brief 7/11/2011, Tammuz 9, 5771
Over 100 Found in Sunken Russian Ship
Divers who reached the cruise ship “Bulgaria” which sank Sunday in the Volga River have found about 110 bodies, at least 30 of them children, Russian officials said Monday. “A preliminary examination conducted by divers from the Republic of Tatarstan showed that there are about 110 bodies aboard the sunken cruise ship, 30 of them are children,” the officials said in a statement.
The boat had been carrying at least 188 people. Officials on Monday attributed the sinking to an overloading of capacity, as the ship was designed to carry only 120 passengers.