Rescue workers are searching around the clock for anyone still be trapped, 37 hours after a cruise ship with more than 400 passengers aboard overturned and sank in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River, central China, during bad weather. Many of those missing are retirees.
The tourist ship was sailing from the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing to southwest China’s Chongqing municipality.
Most of the passengers are still missing. Among the 456 passengers, only 14 have been saved. Seven people are confirmed dead.
Premier Li Keqiang on June 2 arranged the next step of the rescue work, reiterating the “all-out efforts” to save lives. More than 4,600 rescuers, including more than 200 divers, are battling bad weather to search for those missing.