Boat Sinks Near Ukraine Port, 12 Dead

At least 12 people have died, after a small passenger boat reportedly sank, near to a Black Sea port, in Ukraine.

Twelve people died when a small passenger boat sank on Saturday near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukrainian authorities said.

The infrastructure ministry said in a statement the accident took place near the small town of Belgorod-Dnistrovsky, 40 km (25 miles) southwest of Odessa at around 4pm local time (14:00 BST). There were 36 passengers on board.

It gave no further details.

Odessa’s governor Mikheil Saakashvili confirmed “several casualties” and said on Facebook that most of passengers were rescued.

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