22 Jan 2019 12:57

Rosmorrechflot doesn't confirm death toll of 14 in Black Sea tanker fire

SIMFEROPOL. Jan 22 (Interfax) - Information about the death toll from the fire on two vessels in the Black Sea had not changed as of noon Moscow time on Tuesday: ten bodies have been found, a spokesperson for the Russian Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) told Interfax.

"Ten bodies have been lifted on board. We have no other information," the spokesperson said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Crimea's head Sergei Aksyonov, citing the Crimean Emergency Situations Ministry, said that there is "information that 14 sailors died."

This has not been confirmed by other sources.