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Russian warship sinks after Black Sea collision

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By Catherine Hardy  with REUTERS
Russian warship sinks after Black Sea collision

<p>A Russian naval intelligence ship has sunk off Turkey’s Black Sea coast after colliding with a freighter carrying livestock.</p> <p>Coastguards say all 78 personnel on board the “Liman” have been evacuated to safety.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UPDATE?src=hash">#UPDATE</a> Russian navy ship sinks, crew saved: Turkish coastguard</p>— <span class="caps">AFP</span> news agency (@AFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP/status/857568757274771456">27 avril 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Russian Navy ship sinks in Black Sea after collision with freighter <a href="https://t.co/kcF9XWISnL">https://t.co/kcF9XWISnL</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZPPyMXvUT4">pic.twitter.com/ZPPyMXvUT4</a></p>— <span class="caps">NBC</span> News (@NBCNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/857585585460064256">27 avril 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h3><strong>What happened?</strong></h3> <p>The ship collided with the Togo-registered “Youzarsif H”, officials say.</p> <p>A tugboat and three fast rescue vessels were despatched to the scene.</p> <p>There was fog in the area and visibility is said to have been low.</p> <p>Turkish media are reporting that the collision happened 29 kilometres offshore from Kilyos village, on the coast just north of Istanbul.</p>