Russia boat crash in Volgograd kills 11 as the city prepares for World Cup – ABC News

Emergency services attend to overturned boat in RussiaTwo boats collided near a Russian city that is hosting the World Cup, killing 11 people, authorities say.

A state media report said the captain of one of the vessels was drunk.

The accident occurred late Monday (local time) on the Volga River several hundred metres off the shoreline of the city of Volgograd in southern Russia.

According to a statement from regional emergency officials, a barge being pulled by a towboat collided with a paddleboat carrying 16 people on a sightseeing tour.

via Russia boat crash in Volgograd kills 11 as the city prepares for World Cup – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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