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Two ships collide in China: Five killed, 7 missing

Last Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 21:00

Beijing: At least five people were killed and seven others remained missing after two ships collided on Friday on the Yuanjiang river in central China`s Hunan Province.
Twenty-two people fell into the river in Yuanjiang city after two ships collided with each other.
Rescuers have rushed to the accident waters and salvaged 15 people, among whom 5 people have been confirmed dead, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Search operations for the missing people are going on.
The accident took place two days after a similar mishap in Hong Kong where 38 people were killed when two vessels collided.


First Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 21:00

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