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Russia reports explosion on ship in Kerch Strait

A ship in the Kerch Strait was rocked by an explosion which caused it and another vessel to catch fire, Russia's Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transportation said on Monday.

According to the agency, a total of 31 people, including Turkish and Indian citizens, were aboard the two Tanzania-flagged ships and the crew started jumping into the sea following the blast. Emergency services told Interfax that all crew members survived the incident and some have already been picked up by rescue vessels.

Russian maritime authorities added that the incident took place outside Russia's territorial waters.

Breaking the News / NP