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Death toll in boat disaster reaches 100

world Updated: Jul 13, 2011 11:07 IST

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The confirmed death toll in a Russian riverboat accident reached 100 on Wednesday after divers recovered more bodies from the sunken vessel, an emergency situations ministry official said.

Twenty-nine of the 208 people believed to have been aboard the ageing, overcrowded boat when it sank in the Volga River on Sunday were still unaccounted for. Officials say 79 people were rescued.