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Yangtze Rescue Operation Underway After Passenger Ship Sinks

Yangtze Rescue Operation Underway After Passenger Ship Sinks

A passenger ship carrying 458 people which capsized on the Yangtze River after a sudden encounter with a cyclone has so far had 14 people rescued from it with an extra 5 confirmed dead. The “Eastern Star” met with tragedy at around 11pm on June 1, with its rescued captain and chief engineer saying the port side was lashed with high winds, suddenly tilting the ship and capsizing it within a minute. 3 helicopters, army and police have joined in the search and rescue efforts, with netizens urging haste due to the relatively few people rescued so far.

Source: Netease

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