One dead, seven missing in boat accident on Lake Baikal

  • Agence France-Presse, PTI, Moscow
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  • Updated: Jun 26, 2003 14:59 IST
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.


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