2 dead, 2 missing after fishing boat hits reef off SE China

14:46, March 10, 2011      

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Two fishermen were killed and two others missing early Thursday after a fishing boat they were on struck a reef and sank in waters off southeast China's Fujian Province, local authorities said.

The accident occurred at around 1:20 a.m. when the fishing boat registered in Fujian hit a reef near the Dongshan Island, said a spokesman with the provincial oceanic affairs department.

Twelve crew members were onboard when the accident occurred, and eight were found alive on the reef.

Two bodies were recovered at about 8:20 a.m. in nearby waters and rescuers were still searching for the missing, the spokesman said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
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