China promises 'no cover-up' in ship sinking probe as death toll rises to 75




 
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June 4th, 2015  
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Topic: China promises 'no cover-up' in ship sinking probe as death toll rises to 75


By John Ruwitch and Megha Rajagopalan JIANLI, China (Reuters) - China has pledged that there would be "no cover-up" of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 75 people dead and over 370 missing, as angry families gathered near the rescue site to demand answers. Chinese authorities will start righting the ship at 8 p.m. (1200 GMT) on Thursday so rescuers could "search for the missing persons in the shortest possible time and give maximum protection to the dignity of the deceased", state news agency Xinhua said, citing the transport ministry. Earlier on Thursday, President Xi Jinping convened a special meeting of the ruling Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of power in the country, to discuss the disaster, Xinhua said.




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