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Confirmed death toll from sunken cruise ship rises to 100

© Photo : Emergencies Ministry Press Service / Go to the photo bankThe death toll from the sunken Bulgaria cruise vessel in Russia's river Volga has risen to 100
The death toll from the sunken Bulgaria cruise vessel in Russia's river Volga has risen to 100 - Sputnik International
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The death toll from the sunken Bulgaria cruise vessel in Russia's river Volga has risen to 100, the Russian Emergency Ministry said on Wednesday

The death toll from the sunken Bulgaria cruise vessel in Russia's river Volga has risen to 100, the Russian Emergency Ministry said on Wednesday.

The twin-deck Bulgaria sank on Sunday at 01:58 PM Moscow time (09:58 GMT) near the village of Syukeyevo in the Kansko-Ustinovsky district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

A total of 90 out of bodies recovered have been identified by their relatives, the forensics bureau of the republic of Tatarstan said on Wednesday.

The bureau also said that the list of the identified people includes names of 19 children.

The ship, built in 1955 and renovated 30 years ago, had no license for carrying passengers and had a number of safety faults, including a broken engine and a list to starboard as well as being grossly overloaded.

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