TRENDING 11 rescued, 7 missing after fishing boast sinks in east China

TRENDING

11 rescued, 7 missing after fishing boast sinks in east China

Xinhua

16:12, December 22, 2019

HANGZHOU, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- A total of 11 people were rescued and seven people missing after a fishing boat sank in the sea waters off east China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities said Sunday.

According to the province's agriculture and rural affairs department, a fishing boat sank about 180 nautical miles east of the city of Zhoushan at around 8 p.m. on Saturday.

So far, 11 people have been rescued but seven still remain missing.

A total of 26 vessels have been mobilized to the site for rescue. Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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