yangtze river

yangtze river

Boat sinks in Yangtze River, more than 20 missing

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More than 20 people, including seven or eight foreigners are missing after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze River in China’s Jiangsu Province on Thursday. The tug was carrying 24 to 25 people, including the owner and several engineers - mixture of Singaporean, Indian, Japanese and French nationals. The boat sank on Thursday afternoon while being tested in the Fubei Channel on the Yangtze River, Xinhua News reported. A survivor told Xinhua news that he and a Japanese engineer were in the cabin when the boat suddenly began to list and water immediately began to pour in. He survived by holding on to a hydraulic pump. He said he was holding the Japanese engineer for a moment but the strong currents separated them as the boat started sinking. Only three people have been rescued and more than 20 are still missing, Xinhua News reported. Twenty-three vessels have been deployed to search for the missing people. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. For news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUS Subscribe to stay updated on all the top stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-WqkTyKK1_70U4bb4k4lQ?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus