Iranian ship runs aground in Yangtze, 37 crew members rescued

Last Updated: Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 16:29

Beijing: All 37 people including a two-year-old boy aboard an Iranian-registered cargo ship that ran aground in heavy weather in China`s Yangtze river had been rescued, officials said on Sunday.
China`s Transport Ministry dispatched two helicopters to the site of the accident and airlifted the multi-national crew of Iranians, Bangladeshis and Malaysians off the distressed ship, "Zoorik".
One crew member was hospitalised with a heart condition, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ship was on the brink of capsizing since there were strong winds and waves in the area, an official was quoted as saying by the news agency.

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First Published: Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 16:29

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