8 killed, 7 missing after passenger boat overturns in China


[Liupanshui : In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers conduct search and rescue at the site of an overturned passenger ship in Liupanshui in southwest China's Guizhou province, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The boat has left multiple people dead, with several others still missing, according to state media on Sunday. CCTV said that the ship overturned shortly after it departed Saturday evening. Preliminary investigations suggest that the ship was blown over by strong winds. /PTI] Beijing, Sep 19 : Eight people were killed, and seven others reported missing after a passenger boat overturned in a river in China's Guizhou province, local authorities announced on Sunday. The accident took place at 4.50 p.m. on Saturday in Zangke River in the city of Liupanshui, reports Xinhua news agency. As of 8.10 a.m. Sunday, 39 people were rescued from the river, with 31 in non-life-threatening conditions, and eight died after being rescued. The boat was designed to carry up to 40 people. Authorities are still checking the exact number of passengers who were onboard. A rescue operation and an investigation into the cause of the accident are underway. /IANS


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