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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Capsized Raft Kills 3

SOCHI () -- Three members of this resort city's rescue service died on a training raft run on the Sochi River, Itar-Tass reported Wednesday.


The Sochi, which runs through the center city, usually is relatively calm compared with other mountain rivers, but was swollen by recent torrential rains, the report said.


The raft was caught in a whirlpool and capsized, Itar-Tass said.


Sochi is on the Black Sea coast, just north of the Georgian border.