Eight Dead and 7 Missing in China After Passenger Ship Capsized

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A rescue operation is underway in the Zangke River in Liupanshui City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, September 19, 2021. /Xinhua
A rescue operation is underway in the Zangke River in Liupanshui City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, September 19, 2021. /Xinhua

A passenger ship capsized on a river in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou, killing eight people while seven more are reported missing, the government of the city of Liupanshui said on Saturday.

The incident occurred on Saturday at 4:50 pm local time (8:50 GMT), when a ship designed to carry 40 people capsized on Zangke River, local authorities said in a statement.

As of 08:10 am on Sunday, 31 people were rescued and 8 bodies were found in the water.

The search and rescue operation continues, and local law enforcement agencies are investigating the causes of the incident.

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