Tatarstan: Russian officials say the bodies of about 110 people, including 30 children, have been found in the wreck of a Russian cruise ship that sank in the Volga River. The incident happened Sunday afternoon, three kilometers from the shore near Syukeyevo village in Tatarstan, Interfax news agency reported on Monday.Emergency ministry officials estimated that 199 people were allowed to board the boat, Bulgaria, which had a maximum passenger capacity of 120.
Rescuers picked up some 80 people from the river, leaving more than 100 unaccounted for.
According to survivors, storm suddenly made the two-deck boat tilt right in a wide bend of the river before capsizing and sinking in a matter of minutes to a depth of 20 meters (65 feet).
In September 2010, Russian state media reported a similar incident when seven people were killed on a lake above the Arctic Circle.