7 hurt, 5 missing after ships collide

Xinhua
Twelve crew members were on board when the ship carrying 5,000 tons of sand sank in the sea near the Pearl River estuary following a collision with another vessel.
Xinhua
Xinhua

Medical staff attend to one of seven crew members rescued from a cargo ship that sank off the coast of south China’s Guangdong Province on Monday. Local authorities said yesterday that rescuers are trying to reach another five. Twelve crew members were on board when the ship carrying 5,000 tons of sand sank in the sea near the Pearl River estuary following a collision with another vessel. Seven of the crew were taken to hospital. One person is in intensive care while the others are stable. The rescued crew members said their five colleagues were trapped in the cabin when the ship went down. Rescuers have not yet located them. 

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