Russian fishing trawler sinks in Barents Sea, 17 missing

Moscow:  A fishing trawler sank in the northern Barents Sea leaving 17 people missing, Russian news agencies reported on Monday citing emergency services.

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Five rescue vessels were searching for survivors but only two people have been rescued so far out of a 19-member crew, Interfax said.

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The emergency services were quoted saying that ice accumulation led to the sinking of the vessel.

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