Russian drilling rig capsizes, 2 dead, many missing

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Posted: Dec 19, 2011 7:34 AM
Russian drilling rig capsizes, 2 dead, many missing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A floating oil drilling platform with 67 crew on board capsized off the Russian Far East island of Sakhalin when it ran into a storm while being towed, and at least two of the crew died, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday.

Fourteen of the crew were rescued from the 'Kolskaya' platform, operated by Russian exploration company Arktikmorneftegazrazvedka, but the rest were missing.

(Reporting by Douglas Busvine; editing by Tim Pearce)