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Russian rescue amid deadly blaze on two cargo ships off Crimea

Russian rescue amid deadly blaze on two cargo ships off Crimea

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Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 11 people have died in a fire involving two Tanzanian-flagged cargo vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, authorities say.Russian rescuers are trying to reach sailors who jumped overboard. Fourteen people have so far been rescued.One ship is a gas tanker, and the fire reportedly followed an explosion, which set the other vessel on fire.They were named as the Kandy, with a crew of 17 from Turkey and India, and Maestro, with 14 sailors.The fire broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another, Russian maritime agency spokesman Alexei Kravchenko said, adding that this had then forced several crew members to jump overboard. Rescue workers reportedly witnessed a further three...
19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

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At least 19 people have been killed after a mass shooting and explosion at a college in Crimea. Russian authorities say Vladislav Roslyakov, an 18-year-old student at the vocational school, carried out the attack and then shot himself dead.Though it was initially thought to be a possible terror attack, Russia is currently treating the incident as mass murder.Investigators say the victims of the attack in the Black Sea city of Kerch all died from gunshot wounds, in contrast with earlier reports that the explosion had killed some students. Image: The school was surrounded by military Around 40 people, the majority of them teenagers, are believed to have been injured.Initial reports said the blast had been caused by a gas...