Hirunews Logo
Chinese+ship+sinks+with+at+least+450+on+board
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 8:22
Chinese ship sinks with at least 450 on board
34,613

Views
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.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Maskeliya foot-prints draw crowds
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 16:00
The Department of Archeology has started an investigation into the ancient foot-prints found in Maskeliya in the Sri Pada area.They said they will conduct... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
197 Views
10,787 Views
80 Views
1,493 Views
340 Views
12,405 Views
Top