Death toll rises to 8 after ship capsizes in central China

18:19, April 23, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

One more body was retrieved and three others located at scene of a shipping accident in central China's Hubei Province Friday, bringing the death toll to eight.

Six people were still missing as of 10 a.m. Friday, and their chances of survival were slim, rescuers said.

Police have detained the two owners of the ship on charges of overloading.

The Qingjiang No. 8 ship, transporting 16 trucks loaded with iron ore, capsized Wednesday morning after docking in a reservoir in Shuibuya Town, Badong County, losing at least 14 people and 14 trucks into the water.

Four bodies had been found as of Thursday.

Rescuers have already located three other bodies, but had difficulties in retrieving as them as they were stuck in or between the trucks, according to the rescuers.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion