Wednesday 3 June 2015

Last Seconds Of Doomed Ferry Caught On Camera

Hundreds of divers have spent the night searching for more than 400 people still missing after a ship capsized in China's Yangtze River during a freak tornado.

Eighteen people have been confirmed dead so far, and only 14 people have been found alive out of the 456 who were on board.
The Eastern Star was on a 900 mile trip from the eastern city of Nanjing to Chongqing in the south-west when it overturned in stormy weather.
It could be China's deadliest maritime accident in decades.
State media reported that rescuers heard people yelling for help from inside the overturned hull.]
Divers rescued a 65-year-old woman and, later, two men who had been trapped.
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said more people had been found and were being rescued, but did not say whether they were still inside the overturned hull.
The yelling was heard on Tuesday, and it is not known if any sounds were heard on Wednesday.
Rescuers may now support the ship with a giant crane while they cut into portions of the hull, CCTV reported.

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