Russian media reported that a passenger vessel with at least 56 passengers onboard has collided with a barge vessel in Siberia on Saturday, taking the life of 8 people and injuring 47, including 8 kids.
According to the press release the collision occurred on the River Irtysh in the Omsk Area in southwestern Siberia just before 11 am. Moscow time on 17th of August, 2013. Regional police reported that the captain of the passenger vessel Polesye-8, was detained and that alcohol was found in his blood.
"8 are the victims and 47 are injured," the regional police announced in a statement.
The passenger vessel, which had 52 passengers aboard and 4 crew members, was evacuated after it was holed by the accident, the Emergencies Ministry announced. The police statement said there were 56 passengers on board and four crew members.