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A cruise ship appears to have caught fire in Russia

Business Insider logoBusiness Insider 2019-08-13 Graham Rapier

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A Russian cruise ship appears to have caught on fire, according to local news reports and videos posted to social media.

Tellerreport reported Tuesday that the Volga transport prosecutor's office had responded to the incident on the three-deck "Holy Russia" ship, which was undergoing repairs near the town of Bon on the Volga River when it caught fire.

No one was on board at the time, the news website said.

RT, the Russian state-owned news channel, published video of firefighters battling the blaze. The agency said the ship has not been operational since 2018.

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