CHINA 5 missing in East China boat accident

CHINA

5 missing in East China boat accident

Xinhua

10:11, February 24, 2019

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HANGZHOU - Five people were missing as a fishing boat crashed into a cargo ship and sunk in the sea near East China's Zhejiang province, according to local authorities.

The accident happened at around 1:40 pm Saturday. Local governments have organized 23 fishing boats in the surrounding areas and dispatched multiple official ships for the rescue.

The fishing boat, with the capacity for seven people, is 32.2 meters long and 6.5 meters wide. The cargo ship is 224.98 meters long and 32.2 meters wide with a tonnage of 35,890 metric tons.

The rescue is underway.

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