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Death toll hits 11 in NE China capsizing


08:54, November 29, 2012

Rescuers carry a victim's body at the port near which a fishing boat capsized and sank in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 28, 2012. The only person who was saved was in normal condition and under observation at a local hospital. (Xinhua)

DALIAN, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Eleven people have been confirmed dead after fishing boat capsized off the northeastern coast of China Wednesday, local maritime authorities have announced.

Huge waves sank the boat with a 17-member crew aboard at about 2 a.m. when they were about to transfer to a bigger vessel 2 nautical miles from a fishing port in Dalian, according to a statement from the Dalian maritime bureau.

One fisherman was rescued alive. Most of the bodies were found in the inshore seabed in the ebb, rescuers said.

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