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Tourist helicopter crashes into a lake in Russia’s Far East, 8 feared killed

At least eight people have died after a helicopter carrying 16 people, most of them tourists, crashed in a lake on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s Far East on Thursday. Staff at a nature reserve described arriving at the site in two speedboats minutes of the crash to find eight survivors in the lake’s waters […]

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Russian passenger plane crashes into ‘sea cliff’ in remote region, 28 dead

A passenger plane carrying 28 people crashed in Russia‚Äôs far east on Tuesday, leaving everyone on board feared dead. The plane was en route from regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a town in northwestern Kamchatka, when it lost contact with air traffic control shortly before 3:00pm local time. There were 22 passengers and six crew […]

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Pollution blamed for mass death of marine creatures off Russian Kamchatka peninsula

Pollution off the Pacific shoreline of the remote Kamchatka peninsula in Russia has has caused the mass death of marine creatures, scientists said on Tuesday. Locals sounded the alarm in late September as surfers experienced stinging eyes from the water and sea creatures including seals, octopuses and sea urchins washed up dead on the shore. […]