At least 43 dead after Russian trawler sinks in ocean: TASS

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Posted: Apr 01, 2015 9:19 PM

(Reuters) - At least 43 people have died after a Russian trawler sank late on Wednesday in the Western Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, the TASS news agency reported, citing an officer at a maritime rescue coordination center in the area.

There were 132 people on board the Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler and 63 people have been rescued, TASS said.

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