Russian trawler capsizes, leaves 56 dead


Moscow: A Russian trawler capsized in the Kamchatka peninsula on Thursday leaving nearly 56 dead. A total of 63 people have been rescued from the ship by other fishing vessels.

Of the 132 people on board, 78 were Russian Nationals while the rest were from Myanmar, Ukraine, Lithuania and Vanuatu.

Sources said that the trawler might have hit drifting ice in the Sea of Okhotsk where it sank. There was no distress call made by the ship.

63 sailors were rescued from the icy waters and bodies of bodies of the 56 crew members were recovered. President Vladimir V. Putin has received regular updates on the rescue mission, and has expressed “deep condolences to the families and those close to those killed.”

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