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China: 12 dead, 4 missing after boat accident

Fishing boat carrying 20 people capsizes in eastern Zhejiang province, according to state-run media

Merve Aydogan   | 04.04.2021
China: 12 dead, 4 missing after boat accident FILE PHOTO


At least 12 people died and four others remain missing as a fishing boat capsized in China's eastern Zhejiang province early Sunday, according to state-run media.

A report by CGTN said the boat capsized about 100 nautical miles east of Zhujiajian Island at 04:28 am local (20:28 pm GMT).

Of the 20 people, four were rescued and are reported to be in stable condition.

Professional salvage vessels, helicopters and nearby fishing boats were dispatched to the scene for rescue efforts.

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