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Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 8:22
Chinese ship sinks with at least 450 on board
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A ship carrying more than 450 people has sunk after being caught in a storm on the Yangtze River in southern China.

The Xinhua News Agency said eight people had been rescued so far and work was under way to save the remaining passengers.

Prime Minister Li Keqiang is travelling to the scene.

The vessel had been travelling from the eastern city of Nanjing to Chongqing in the south-west when it sank.

The captain and the chief engineer, who are among those rescued, were quoted as saying that the ship had been caught in a cyclone and sank quickly.
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