At least 15 die after boat sinks in Macedonian lake
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The boat sank in Lake Ohrid, one of the deepest lakes in southeastern Europe. 53 people were rescued by emergency crews. Witness reports suggest the boat split in half at around 11.00 local time (09.00 UTC) when it was 200 metres from the shore.
"A police diving team is on the scene, and we fear more people have drowned," said police spokesman Ivo Kotevski.
It is still uncertain what caused the boat to sink.
- Associated Press. "Boat sinks in Macedonian lake, 15 drown" — , September 5, 2009
- "Macedonia boat sinking 'kills 19'" — , September 5, 2009