Hundreds missing, many elderly tourists, after ship capsizes on China's Yangtze




 
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June 2nd, 2015  
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Topic: Hundreds missing, many elderly tourists, after ship capsizes on China's Yangtze


By Megha Rajagopalan and John Ruwitch JIANLI COUNTY, China (Reuters) - Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was buffeted by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River. The accident on Monday night is likely to end up as China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years. Divers and other rescue workers pulled five people they found trapped in the upturned hull of the four-deck Eastern Star, a fraction of the 458 people state media reported were on board when the ship capsized.




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