Updated: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:15:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
The worst maritime disasters of the 21st century


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The sinking of Bulgaria (or Bulgariya) is considered the worst Russian maritime disaster since the 1986 incident of SS Admiral Nakhimov which crashed into a cargo ship and 423 people lost their lives. The Bulgaria was sailing on the river Volga when she encountered a storm, listed swiftly to starboard and sank swiftly. It was later found that the ship was carrying 208 people, including 59 children, instead of the maximum 120 allowed by safety rules. The officially confirmed death toll is 122 while 79 people are supposed to have survived the incident.

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