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Death toll from ship fire in Kerch Strait climbs to nine

Fourteen people have been rescued

SIMFEROPOL, January 21. /TASS/. The death toll from the fire onboard two vessels near the Kerch Strait has reached nine, 14 sailors have been rescued, a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) told TASS on Monday.

"Fourteen people have been rescued. Nine bodies have been retrieved from water," the spokesman said.