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A Russian skipper is being blamed for the deaths of nine people in the country's second fatal boat accident in a month.

The captain of the vessel, who reportedly had a history violations, and eight others died in the accident in Moscow when the overcrowded riverboat collided with a barge.

Seven of the passengers, who were on board to celebrate a birthday, managed to swim to safety.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

Source: Al Jazeera