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Three Missing After Crane Sinks Near Russia-Annexed Crimea


The site of the accident is close to where Moscow is building a huge bridge from Russian territory over the Kerch Strait to Crimea. (file photo)

The site of the accident is close to where Moscow is building a huge bridge from Russian territory over the Kerch Strait to Crimea. (file photo)

Three members of a floating crane crew are missing after it sank near the Russia-controlled Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.

Russian Emergencies Ministry representatives in Crimea say five crew members were rescued after the floating crane sank 4 kilometers away from the town of Livadiya on October 12.

The crane was being towed from Russia's Krasnodar region to the Crimean city of Sevastopol when it suddenly started sinking, the ministry said.

The rescue team is currently searching for the three missing crew members.

According to preliminary data, the floating crane might have sank due to bad weather.

The site of the accident is close to where Moscow is building a huge bridge from Russian territory over the Kerch Strait to Crimea, which Russia invaded and forcibly annexed in early 2014.

Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and TASS
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