Home Cruise Safely Chinese Ship Capsizes on Yangtze with Hundreds Missing

by bbc.com

Five people have died and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship carrying 456 people capsized on the Yangtze River in China’s Hubei province.

Officials say at least 15 people survived, with some found alive inside the submerged hull of the Eastern Star.

The captain and the chief engineer, who both survived, have been detained. They say the boat, which sent no emergency signal, was caught in a cyclone.

The rescue is continuing into the night but is being hampered by bad weather.

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