Twenty-two people including eight foreigners have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China`s longest river, state media reported Saturday.
An Indian was among eight foreigners who are missing along with 14 others when a tugboat sank off the Yangtze River in China's east Jiangsu Province.
Over 20 people, including foreigners, were still missing after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze river in China's Jiangsu province, authorities said Friday.
A preliminary investigation showed that the blast was caused by a gas leak, a report said.
Yangtze - the world`s third longest river - located in China, is at least 23 million years old, an international team of scientists has found.
After launching the world`s longest high-speed rail line, China opened its subway line across the mighty Yangtze River to connect the two sides of Wuhan.
China`s first subway line to cross the Yangtze River is expected to start test run this month in the central city of Wuhan, local officials have said.
Chinese rescuers have retrieved 14 bodies from a rain-triggered mudslide in the country`s southwest Sichuan province while 26 people remain missing.
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari appreciated Chinese assistance to the country, especially in the power sector.
Around 1.3 bn fish were released into the Yangtze river in China in a project launched to "repair" fishing resources affected by the recent drought.
Yangtze river received the lowest rainfall this year since 1961.
China`s Three Gorges Dam has passed its biggest flood control test by sustaining a massive water flow.
Heavy seasonal flooding in China has killed at least 155 people and forced more than 1 mn to flee.
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.
Authorities have started resettling 3.3 lakh people in central China to make way for the ambitious south-north water diversion project on mighty Yangtze River which will supply water to parched northern cities including Beijing.
China has relocated 1.27 million people to make way for the controversial Three Gorges Dam, the world`s largest hydroelectric project on the mighty Yangtze River, the state media reported.
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