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Swiss Tourist Tragic Death in Russian North
8.08.2007 18:24
Swiss Tourist Tragic Death in Russian North

To pay US$17.000 and die On August 5 the Russian nuclear-powered ice-breaker Yamal took a group of foreign tourists aboard in the city Murmansk. The voyage on the world-famous ship cost US$17.000. Yesterday the ice-breaker reached the eternal ice near Franz Josef Land in the Barents Sea.
      The tourists went on deck to take photographs of the ice fields and hummocks and then a tragic accident took place. According to preliminary data, one of the tourists - a 55y.o Swiss woman got engrossed with taking photographs, lost balance, and went by the board. The tourist fell from 20 metres height to her death in front of the other tourists` eyes.
      It is also said that Russian frontiersmen will get the body of the dead woman to the Russian city Vorkuta, and then to Switzerland. The renter of the ice-breaker Yamal, one of the Moscow travel companies, will bear the insurance payments and all expenses linked with transportation of the body.
      Related news Nuclear-powered ice-breaker Yamal tours to North Pole
      
      Sources: www.interfax.ru murmansk.kp.ru


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