15 Russian soldiers missing after intelligence vessel crashes into cargo ship off Turkish coast

27 Apr

More than 15 Russian soldiers are reportedly missing after an reconnaissance vessel crashed into a cargo ship off the coast of Turkey. 

Some 78 crew members were rescued, according to a Turkish coastal safety official, who said the Liman’s hull had been breached and was taking on water. 

The freighter, which was carrying livestock and flying the Togo flag, collided with the military ship 18 miles from Kilyos village, on the Black Sea coast just north of Istanbul. 

The Turkish official did not give any details on the freighter , or the condition of its crew.

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