People were celebrating local traffic cop’s birthday on boat that overturned on Volga

People were celebrating local traffic cop’s birthday on boat that overturned on Volga
Rescue operation on the Volga River

According to the latest information, there was one minor among 11 dead.

People were celebrating a local traffic cop’s birthday on the boat that overturned on the Volga River as a result of a collision with a barge. This is reported by RIA Novosti citing a source, although the birthday person is not identified.

Previously, The CrimeRussia reported that two officers of the State Road Traffic Safety Directorate were among the dead, namely Volgograd Road Patrol Service separate battalion company No. 1 Commander Vitaly Negrash and Volgograd Road Patrol Service separate battalion company No. 2 Commander Aleksandr Alifashkin.

It was the catamaran’s owner, ex-Head of the Kalachevsky district of the Volgograd region Dmitry Khakhalev, previously convicted for shooting, rape and a number of other crimes, who was at the helm of the vessel. According to rescuers, the ship had no signal lights, and the shipmaster did not have permission to carry passengers. According to the latest information, 11 people were killed, including one minor.

The ICR has initiated a criminal case under part 3 of Art. 263 of the Russian Criminal Code (Violation of the Rules for Traffic Safety and Operation of the Inland Water Transportation Systems) into the accident.

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