On Thursday evening, a barge transporting 11 passengers from Nevėžis to Kaunas sank, killing one passenger.
© Kas vyksta Kaune nuotr.

The captain of the barge was immediately arrested, and on Thursday morning, local police officers confirmed that the captain had been drunk. The barge had also lacked registration and other required documents.

One passenger drowned, while a number of others, including children, sought refuge on a small peninsula. They were extracted by rescue personnel and passing civilian motorboats.

Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Kaunas is the most innovative city in Lithuania - expert

Less talked about Kaunas startup world is experiencing a breakthrough. Products developed in city’s...

World War One memorial service held at Vilnius International Church

On Sunday November 11th a World War One memorial remembrance service was held at the Vilnius...

Pope Francis confirms Lithuanian Giedraitis as blessed

Mykolas Giedraitis, a secular Augustinian born in Lithuania in the 15th century, has been confirmed as...

Lithuania's emigration rate falls, but more people leave than arrive

Lithuania's emigration rate fell by 14.2 percent in the ten months of 2018 compared with a year ago,...

Vilnius unveils plaque to mark 100th anniversary of Lithuania's 1st government

A commemorative plaque was unveiled in Vilnius on Friday on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of...