A boat holding 458 people sank in the Yangtze River in China

Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, June 2, (Greenpost)–A boat holding 458 people sank in the Yantze River in China, according to China News Agency.

Eleven people have been rescued and the others are still missing.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang went to the site where the accident took place.

It was reported that a man who swam out three hours after the boat sank and rang to the authorities.  The authorities received the message around midnight.

Nanjing monitoring center said when the boat set off there was no

dangerous signal.

It was said that the boat encountered strong wind of 12 class and a tornado took place when the boat arrived at Hubei territory.

People say there were a few small boats sinking there before.

But the strong storm made the boat sank just within two minutes.

The water there was tested as 15 meters deep.

The Three Gorges Committee decided to slow down the water speed flushing down the river bed so that the rescue work became

easier.

It was discovered that the age of the people in the boat ranges from

45 to 76 years old. They were organized by Xiyanghong or Sunset Elderly organization.

 

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