Fifteen people die as overloaded river boat sinks in China

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December 20, 2008 06:50

China's official news service said an overloaded fishing boat sank in an eastern river on Friday evening, killing fifteen people. Xinhua News Agency said the boat, which had a capacity to carry only 10 people, was ferrying 44 people across the Sanjiang River in Jiangxi when it sank. Twenty-nine onboard were rescued. Xinhua said all the passengers were employed by private businessmen to cross the river to pick up a type of water chestnut in a village. The businessmen have been detained by police.


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