Russian Trawler Sinks in Barents Sea with 17 Missing
By Maria Kiselyova and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW, Dec 28 (Reuters) – A Russian fishing trawler capsized and sank in the freezing waters of the northern Barents Sea on Monday, with...
The BBC gives us more details on the tragedy:
The operation to recover hundreds of bodies inside a sunken Philippine ferry has been suspended after a highly toxic pesticide was found to be on board.
Ten tonnes of endosulfan were illegally in the cargo, destined for a Del Monte pineapple plantation, officials said.
Whether the ferry operator, Sulpicio Lines, knew of the toxic cargo is unclear, though a senior official warned it could face prosecution.
Only 56 of more than 850 passengers are known to have survived the disaster.
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