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Death toll in Dalny Vostok trawler wreckage grows to 57 — Emergencies Ministry

April 10, 2015, 5:04 UTC+3
The body of another dead person was found during investigative activities when boxes with the bodies of those killed were opened, the head of the sea coordination and rescue center told TASS
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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, April 10. /TASS/. The death toll in the wreckage of the Dalny Vostok trawler has grown to 57, the head of the sea coordination and rescue center of Russia's Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport (Rosmorrechflot), Artur Rets, told TASS.

"The body of another dead person was found during investigative activities when boxes [with the bodies of those killed] were opened," Rets said.

He said there were two bodies in one of the boxes instead of one. It most likely happened when bodies were packed on board a vessel working at the place of the wreckage. Rets said search at the wreckage site continues.

The Dalny Vostok freezer trawler wrecked in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s Far East on April 2. A total of 132 people were aboard the ship. A total of 57 died, 63 survived, 12 people are missing. The ship belonged to the Russian fishery company Magellan and was registered in the port of Nevelsk on the island of Sakhalin.

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