06:15 GMT29 February 2020
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    BERLIN (Sputnik) - A fire on board a cargo boat, named Kelly, with 11 Russian and two Ukrainian crew members has left one person killed and two others injured, German media reported on Friday.

    According to the dpa new agency, the fire broke out in the engine room during the ship's passage through the Elbe river in the German state of Lower Saxony as it was headed from Russia's Kaliningrad to the Netherlands' Rotterdam.

    All injured individuals have been reportedly transferred to a hospital in Hamburg by helicopters, and the fire was extinguished.

    The Russian embassy in Germany said that the consulate workers are maintaining communications with German law enforcement agencies over the fire.

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