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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Barge Sinks, 1 Dead




MOSCOW -- A cargo-loaded barge sank off the Far East, and one person was killed and two more were missing, Itar-Tass reported Thursday.


The barge, with five people and 450 tons of coal on board, dropped anchor in Sakhalin Bay on Wednesday, but was apparently carried away into the sea, the news agency said.


On Thursday, three crew members were washed ashore aboard a rescue raft, but one person later died of hypothermia, the report said. A rescue ship was looking for the remaining two crew members.