MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said there was little hope of finding any more people alive on Monday after an overloaded tourist boat sank in the Volga River, killing as many as 128 people in Russia's worst river accident in three decades. Eighty people were rescued on Sunday after the Bulgaria, a double-decked river cruiser built in 1955, sank 3 km (2 miles) from shore in a broad stretch of the river in Tatarstan. Russian rescuers on Monday recovered the bodies of 41 people, including three children, from the site of a Volga River boat accident that left more than 100 people missing and presumed dead. "We have raised 41 bodies. There are 28 women, 10 men and the rest are children," an emergencies ministry official in the central Russian republic of Tatarstan where the accident occurred Sunday told the Interfax news agency. Rescuers had confirmed finding one body on Sunday, taking the confirmed toll to 42 people. Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that 208 people were on board the 56-year-old Bulgaria boat when it sank. Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Dmitry Medvedev that little hope remained of finding survivors. As many as 60 of the passengers may have been children, Russian media reported, and survivors said some 30 children had gathered in a room near the stern of the ship to play just minutes before it sank. "Practically no children made it out," survivor Natalya Makarova said on state television. She said she had lost her grip on her 10-year-old daughter as they struggled to escape. "We were all buried alive in the boat like in a metal coffin," Makarova said, who escaped through a window.