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One Dead, 3 Missing After Collision on Russia's Volga River

The Volga river

One man died and three are missing after two motorboats collided on the Volga River in Russia's Saratov region, the regional branch of the Investigative Committee said in a statement Monday.

The collision occurred on Sunday evening on a stretch of the Volga River — the longest river in Russia — that runs through the town of Volsk in the Saratov region. Eight people were aboard the boats at the time of the incident, the statement said.

“As a result of the collision, a resident of the town of Volsk was killed, a 45-year old man hospitalized in Volsk, and three victims sustained injuries that did not require hospitalization. The search for three missing people continues,” the Investigative Committee statement said.

Local news website Wolsk.ru reported Monday that the captain of one of the boats was drunk, and the other had not turned on his running lights despite operating his vessel at dusk.

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