Niš (boat)

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Sinking of the Niš
Date 9 September 1952
Time 13:00 – 13:10
Location Junction of Danube and Sava
Cause Storm
Deaths 90 (Times),[1] 126 (Vreme)

The Niš was a Yugoslav passenger ferry that sank at the junction of the Danube and Sava rivers in Belgrade (present day Serbia) on September 9, 1952. Up to 126 people drowned when the ferry capsized in stormy weather.[2] The ferry had a passenger capacity of only 60 people. It was lifted from underwater and, after reconstruction, was again used for passenger transport on the Danube between Smederevo and Kovin until 1956, when it was demolished for spare parts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ninety Drowned In Danube". The Times (52413). London. 10 September 1952. col C, p. 4. 
  2. ^ Vreme (Serbian) - "Waves, city, and death" - Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Vreme (Serbian) - Waves, city, and death - 13 September 2012 - Page 68 - Issue 1132 - Column B