Russia Update: 56 Fishermen Drown in Russian Sea Trawler Disaster; 13 Missing

April 2, 2015
Rescue ships looking for survivors of the Dal'ny Vostok, which sank in the Sea of Okhotsk, with 56 reported dead and 13 missing. Photo by Kamchatka Region Department of Russian Emergencies Ministry

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A Russian trawler, Dal’ny Vostok, has capsized in the Sea of Okhotsk, leaving at least 54 dead, 15 missing and 61 rescued. Initial reports indicate that the captain’s navigation error may have caused the accident.

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