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Skipper blamed for Russia's fatal boat accident

The captain of the vessel, who had a history violations, and eight others died in the accident in Moscow.


    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


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