Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.
BEIJING (AP) — A passenger ship carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River in southern China, and seven people have been rescued, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.
A ship carrying more than 400 people capsized Monday night in the Hubei section of China's Yangtze River.— China Xinhua News (@China Xinhua News)1433191965.0
Further rescue work was under way, Xinhua said. The boat was going from Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing when it sank at about 9:28 p.m. Monday night, the report said.
Xinhua said the boat was carrying 397 Chinese passengers, five travel agency employees and 42 crew members.