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Five dead, hundreds missing after ship sinks in China's Yangtze River

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    China Ship Disaster: Death toll rises to 434; eight still missing

    June 8, 2015: The death toll in China’s shipping disaster rose to 434. The bodies of two victims were recovered on Monday morning. While 14 people have been found alive, eight of the 456 people on board are still unaccounted for. The Eastern Star cruise ship was overturned by a tornado in Yangtze river on 1 Jun. It was carrying 456 people. More than 3,400 soldiers and 1,700 paramilitary personnel were pressed into action to carry out the rescue mission

     

    China ship capsize: Relatives hold protests at sinking site

    June 4, 2015:  Relatives of the people missing in China’s ship mishap held a protest near the site where the ship sank. Agitated people broke through the police cordon at the river in Jianli, located in Hubei province. As per media reports, around 400 people are missing after a cruise ship sank on Yangtze River. 65 people have been confirmed to have died in the accident.

     

    June 2, 2015: At least five people are dead and hundreds reported missing after a Chinese passenger ship carrying more than 450 people sank in southern China’s Yangtze River. According to media reports, voices have been heard from inside the submerged ship and rescue teams are trying to reach the people trapped inside. So far, twelve people have been rescued, including the captain and the chief engineer of the ship, however there is no information on the hundreds of other people missing in the disaster.


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