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Russia: Up to seven people killed after boat capsizes in Chelyabinsk region - EMERCOM01:31

Russia: Up to seven people killed after boat capsizes in Chelyabinsk region - EMERCOM

Russian Federation, Lake Maxim, Chelyabinsk region
July 3, 2017 at 15:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Seven people are suspected to have drowned after their motorboat capsized on Lake Maxim in the Chelyabinsk region, Monday. The accident is thought to have occurred on Sunday evening.

The Head of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) for Chelyabinsk region, Yurii Burenko reported, "Four people saved themselves, two adults, two women, and two children. Five people remained in the water and two adult males rushed to help them, as a result six dead people were taken out of the water." The victims include four children.

Rescuers are conducting the search for a seventh victim who is also presumed to have drowned.

Burenko added that the boat did not have life vests, and was not registered by EMERCOM adding, "So it is possible that it was not fit for purpose. Not fit for purpose and overloaded," added Burenko.

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Seven people are suspected to have drowned after their motorboat capsized on Lake Maxim in the Chelyabinsk region, Monday. The accident is thought to have occurred on Sunday evening.

The Head of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) for Chelyabinsk region, Yurii Burenko reported, "Four people saved themselves, two adults, two women, and two children. Five people remained in the water and two adult males rushed to help them, as a result six dead people were taken out of the water." The victims include four children.

Rescuers are conducting the search for a seventh victim who is also presumed to have drowned.

Burenko added that the boat did not have life vests, and was not registered by EMERCOM adding, "So it is possible that it was not fit for purpose. Not fit for purpose and overloaded," added Burenko.