Russian trawler sinks quickly in icy water, at least 56 dead

April 2, 2015 1:57 PM

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A Russian fishing trawler sank in minutes early Thursday in the icy waters off Russia's Far East coast, killing at least 56 of the 132 people onboard, rescue workers and investigators said. At least 13 others were missing.

Despite the speed at which the Dalny Vostok ship went down, 63 people were rescued, picked up by nearby fishing boats.

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