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Premier at scene of ship accident as woman rescued

Updated: Jun 2,2015 1:38 PM     english.gov.cn

Divers have found another 5 passengers in the cabin of the sunken ferry - after rescuing a 65-year-old woman - and they are continuing their rescue operation.

Rescuers pulled a 65-year-old woman to safety from waters near the upturned passenger ship, Dongfangzhixing (Eastern Star). The rescue took place at 12:52 pm on June 2.

The ship, carrying 458 people, capsized and sank at around 9:28 pm on June 1 in the Hubei section of the river, according to Hubei provincial government emergency office.

Premier Li Keqiang was organizing the search and rescue work from a command ship 50-60 meters away from the capsized vessel.

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