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China shipwreck death toll rises to 9

(Xinhua)

13:37, February 06, 2012

CHANGSHA, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have recovered the bodies of nine people from a shipwreck and are still searching for another two missing in central China's Hunan Province, local officials said Monday.

Seventeen people fell off of a boat last Tuesday when the ship they were on capsized amid high winds on a tributary of the Dongting Lake, China's second-largest freshwater lake.

Six of the rescued have returned home following treatment at a local hospital, local officials said.

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

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