An oil drilling rig with 67 crew on board capsized off the Russian Far East island of Sakhalin when it ran into a storm while being towed, and at least two of the crew died, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday.

Fourteen of the crew were rescued alive from the 'Kolskaya' jack-up rig, operated by Russian exploration company Arktikmorneftegazrazvedka. Two bodies were recovered and the rest of the crew were missing.

Agencies quoted emergencies officials as saying the rig capsized at about 0200 GMT on Sunday around 200 km (125 miles)off the coast of Sakhalin as it was being towed from the eastern peninsula of Kamchatka.

It appeared that the vessel had not been doing drilling work, so no oil spill was likely. The rig's destination was not immediately clear.

(Reporting by Douglas Busvine; editing by Tim Pearce)