Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler, file picture
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Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka with 54 dead

A Russian trawler has sunk off the Kamchatka peninsula, with 54 sailors so far confirmed dead.

Sixty-three people have been rescued, many suffering from hypothermia, according to officials in Russia's Far East, but 15 are reported missing.

The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 02 Apr 2015