Fifteen people die as overloaded river boat sinks in China

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.