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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ice Fishers Adrift

MOSCOW -- A group of 50 to 60 people who were fishing on ice in the Gulf of Finland, are missing after the block of ice they were on broke into pieces, the Russian authorities said.

The incident happened Monday in Lebyazhiye district near St. Petersburg, when the block of ice suddenly broke off from dry land and cracked into several pieces which began to drift with the anglers on them, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.