Sixteen missing as fishing boat sinks in China

At least 16 persons were reported missing after a fishing boat capsised in the stormy waters of the Yangtze River in eastern China.

Beijing: At least 16 persons were
reported missing after a fishing boat capsised in the stormy
waters of the Yangtze River in eastern China on Saturday.

Of the 18 persons onboard the ill-fated ship, two
escaped by jumping into the water before the boat sank. They
were later retrieved from the waters by a rescue ship, the
state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

However, there was no trace of the other 16 whom the
rescuers are still on the look-out for.

The incident occurred in the early hours of today.

PTI

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