The death toll from a ferry capsized in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River has risen to 14 as of 09:30 h local time on 3 June, according to China’s State broadcaster CCTV.
As of 3 June, a total of 14 survivors, including crew members and passengers, were rescued from Chongqing Dongfang Ferry-owned Dong Fang Zhi Xing, CCTV reported.
The remaining 428 people on board, where a majority of them are Chinese tourists, are still missing after the vessel capsized at around 21:30 h local time on 1 June near Jianli county of Hubei province.
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.
A tornado was confirmed by local meteorological authority on late 2 June before the incident took place.
Traffic around the site of the accident is gradually resuming.
This post was sourced from IHS Maritime 360: View the original article here.