CORRECTED: Two dead as ship sinks in Russia's Volga river: ministry

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At least two people died when a ship carrying 173 people sank in Russia's Volga river Sunday, an emergency ministry spokesman said.

The ship with 140 passengers and 33 crew members aboard went down near the village of Syukeyevo in Russia's Tatarstan region, Oleg Zyugeyev told AFP.

Fifty-five people were rescued by a passing ship, he added, noting that an investigation was under way.

© 2011 AFP

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