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Two fishermen dead after boat sinks in Quanzhou Bay


13:47, March 07, 2012

FUZHOU, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Two fishermen were confirmed dead and four others were still missing after their vessel sank Wednesday morning in Quanzhou Bay, Fujian Province.

Early Wednesday morning, local maritime police received a report that one fishing boat, with eight fishermen on board, had sank in the Quanzhou Bay sea area, said local maritime police.

A rescue boat and helicopter had been dispatched. Fishing vessels nearby the accident spot were also being used in the rescue.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, two fishermen had been rescued, but four were still missing.

According to the rescued fishermen, gale-force winds overturned the boat.


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