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Agence France-Presse, PTI
Moscow, June 26, 2003
One person was dead and seven were reported missing after a private yacht sank overnight in the waters of Russia's Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported on Thursday. Five of the yacht's passengers were rescued, including a child who was rushed to the hospital, local emergency officials were quoted as saying.

The search for the missing passengers continued, officials added.