21 Confirmed Dead in Tugboat Capsizing in Eastern China

January 17, 2015 4:17 AM

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Authorities confirmed 21 people dead in the capsizing of a tugboat with an international team on a test voyage in eastern China, after rescuers dragged the overturned vessel to shallow waters and scoured it Saturday.

One person remained missing, and rescuers continued to search the cockpit of the vessel as well as nearby sections of the Yangtze River in the province of Jiangsu, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said.

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