China: 11 missing as boat capsizes

11 people went missing after a fishing boat capsized off east China coast. The incident took place after the boat collided with a merchant ship.

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Beijing, Dec 20:  Eleven crew members went missing after their fishing boat collided with a merchant ship and capsized off east China coast on Tuesday morning, officials said.


The accident took place in the sea waters off Zhangzhou city, Fujian province, at about 0:15 AM (local time), the city's maritime search and rescue centre said in a statement.

All 14 fishermen aboard the fishing boat from Quanzhou city fell into the sea waters. Three persons have been rescued and the others remain missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. A helicopter and 15 boats are searching the area.


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