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Rescuers to work round the clock to save people from Russia's sunken cruise ship

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Salvage divers will work at night in Russia's Volga River to save people from a sunken cruise ship where one person have been killed and over 100 are missing, country's Emergencies Ministry said.

Salvage divers will work at night in Russia's Volga River to save people from a sunken cruise ship where one person have been killed and over 100 are missing, country's Emergencies Ministry said.

The rescue operation involves more 189 people and 28 units of special equipment, Emergencies Ministry's spokeswoman said. "There is special lighting equipment being set up [at the scene of the tragedy]."

The two-decked Bulgaria, built in 1955 in Czechoslovakia, sank at 13:58 Moscow time (09:58 GMT) on Sunday near the village of Syukeyevo in the Kansko-Ustinovsky district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

According to the latest information from the regional emergencies center, 77 people have been saved, while one woman died and up to 110 are still missing.

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