9 missing after cargo boats collide in East China Sea

Search operation ongoing after 4 people rescued by passing boats, fleet of transport ministry’s salvage bureau.

9 missing after cargo boats collide in East China Sea
World Bulletin/News Desk
 
 Nine people went missing Thursday after two Chinese cargo boats collided and sank in the East China Sea, the country’s state news agency reported.

According to Xinhua, the transport ministry’s East China Sea salvage bureau received a report that 13 people were stranded in the waters off Nanri Island, to the east of Fujian province, after the accident at 6.12 a.m. (10.12 p.m. GMT Wednesday).

Of the 13, two were rescued by passing boats while the bureau's fleet later rescued two others – one of whom received emergency first aid.

A search and rescue operation is ongoing.

 

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