Five dead after ship capsizes in central China

Xinhua
Five people died after a ship capsized in a river in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said Monday.
Xinhua

Five people died after a ship capsized in a river in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said Monday.

The tragedy happened around 12am on Monday in the Yuanshui River in Changde City. The ship, which was used to transport sand, had six people on board, according to the local publicity department.

Only one was rescued. The bodies of the other five have been retrieved from the water, it said.

The cause of the accident is being investigated. 

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