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Rescue work after ship sinking in Yangtze River

Updated: Jun 3,2015 10:01 AM     Xinhua

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in Central China’s Hubei province, June 2, 2015. The ship, named Dongfangzhixing, or Eastern Star, sank at around 9:28 p.m. (1328 GMT) on June 1 in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River. Carrying 406 passengers, five travel agency workers and 47 crew members, the ship was heading from Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu province, for Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality.[Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei province, June 2, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei province, June 2, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers search for survivors at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei province, June 2, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers search for survivors at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei province, June 2, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in Central China’s Hubei province, June 2, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers search for survivors at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei province, June 2, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

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