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Premier Li gives instructions as he heads to accident scene

Updated: Jun 2,2015 9:43 AM

Premier Li Keqiang discussed the situation with various officials on the plane to the scene of the ship accident.

He gave 9 instructions and requested that all those involved should give priority to saving any survivors.

A passenger ship, named Dongfangzhixing (Eastern Star), carrying 458 people sank at around 9:28 p.m. of June 1 in the Hubei section of China’s Yangtze River, according to Hubei provincial government emergency office.