Rescuers have retrieved another 39 bodies as of 08:00 h local time on 4 June, bringing the total death toll to 65 after a passenger ship capsized in the Yangtze River on late 1 June, according to Xinhua News Agency.
A total of 14 people, including crew members and passengers on board Dong Fang Zhi Xing, survived the accident, reported the local news agency.
Since the evening of 3 June, the rescuers started to cut holes on the bottom of the overturned vessel to give divers additional access to the cabins of the vessel.
The rescuers will continue to cut through the hull while the divers search through the cabins for more than 370 people who remain missing.
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Rescuers, including military forces, are stretching their efforts to areas about 220 km downstream from the site of the accident.
The vessel was en route from Nanjing to Chongqing when the accident took place.
Rescuers are still searching for survivors. Photo: PA
The local meteorological authority confirmed on late 2 June that a tornado traversed the site of the accident before it took place.
Meanwhile, traffic on the Yangtze River and around the site of the accident has resumed.
This post was sourced from IHS Maritime 360: View the original article here.