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Death toll in Russian trawler disaster rises to 56

Other News Materials 2 April 2015 17:01 (UTC +04:00)
The number of those killed in the Russian “Dalniy Vostok” trawler’s disaster in the Okhotsk Sea has reached 56.
Death toll in Russian trawler disaster rises to 56

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2

Trend:

The number of those killed in the Russian "Dalniy Vostok" trawler's disaster in the Okhotsk Sea has reached 56, TASS reported citing a source April 2.

Earlier, a spokesman of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry's Main Department for the Kamchatka Region said 55 were killed in the disaster.

"The dead body of one more deceased was found in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. It was tied to one of the rafts, which were previously found about 105 kilometers northeast of the disaster site," said the spokesman.

The deceased was found by the crew members of the vessel "Granit", which was sent for examination of rafts.

"First, it was reported that the initial examination of the liferafts didn't give any results, but during the next communication session, a message was received about one more person," said the Emergency Situations Ministry.

There were 132 people on board the trawler. The searches at the disaster area are continuing despite the onset of darkness.

The trawler "Dalniy Vostok" sank overnight in the Sea of Okhotsk. There were 78 Russians and 54 foreigners on board the ship, according to preliminary data.

The disaster also killed the trawler's captain and his assistant. The fate of 15 fishermen is still unknown.

Azerbaijanis, who are citizens of Russia, were among the crew members of the sunken vessel, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry told Trend April 2.

Imadeddin Sadikhov (born 1969), Mailaga Talibov (born 1964), Yashar Aliyev (born 1975) are among the survivors. According to the preliminary reports, Elman Aliyev (1964) is also among the survivors.

There is yet no information about Mahammad Safarov (born 1964), Muradali Maharramov (1987) and Fazil Shakarov (1959).

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