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Ferry with 778 on board stranded in south China

(Xinhua)

09:40, February 09, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- A ferry carrying 778 people has been stranded since Wednesday afternoon in a strait between Guangdong Province and the southernmost island province of Hainan.

The ship, registered in the city of Zhanjiang of Guangdong province, has been stranded since 2:15 p.m.

Rescue operation is underway.

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