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12 Dead in Ship Collision in Central China

By MarEx 2012-11-19 10:38:00

Following a collision between two ships, twelve (12) people have now been confirmed dead. The incident happened on Friday in Yuanjiang, a city in the Hunan Province in central China.

The twelfth body was recovered by rescuers early Monday morning, concluding search and rescue efforts.

According to local authorities, a steel ship carrying 22 people collided with an unloaded sand carrier around 4 p.m. local time on Friday on a river in Yuanjiang. All 22 people onboard the steel ship fell into the water.

Police have taken a suspect into custody who is believed to possibly be responsible for the collision. Further investigation is being carried out to determine the official cause of the accident.