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Chinese cruise ship capsized on the Yangtze River

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:06 pm
by long_way
The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River during freak weather has climbed to 396 as of Saturday noon. Only 14 people have been found alive so far, while another 46 people remain missing, according to the rescue headquarters in Jianli. The Eastern Star was carrying 456 people on a 11-day trip along the river when it was capsized by a tornado on Monday night. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

JIANLI, Hubei, June 6 2015 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River during freak weather has climbed to 396 as of Saturday noon.

Only 14 people have been found alive so far, while another 46 people remain missing, according to the rescue headquarters in Jianli, central China's Hubei Province.

The Eastern Star was carrying 456 people on a 11-day trip along the river when it was capsized by a tornado on Monday night.



Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015- ... 302749.htm