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Siberian accident toll rises to 64

August 23, 2009|FROM TIMES WIRE REPORTS

An official says 17 more bodies have been found at a Siberian hydroelectric power plant, raising the death toll from an accident there to 64.

Regional emergency official Dmitry Kudryatsev says rescuers draining the turbine room where the accident happened found the bodies. He said 11 workers still were missing at the Sayano-Shushenskaya plant.

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