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Two dead, 5 missing as boat capsizes in E China

07-25-2012 15:47 BJT

NANCHANG, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Two people died and five were missing after a boat capsized in a reservoir in east China's Jiangxi Province early Wednesday, the local government said.

The victims were all technical workers from an electric engineering company in Wuyuan county. They were en route to fix irrigation equipment for a local village, the county government said in a press release.

It said the boat capsized at around 7 a.m. in Gongchanzhuyi(Communism) Reservoir in Wuyuan's Zhenzhushan township. Only five people on board were rescued as of midday.

Rescuers were still searching for the missing workers in Wednesday afternoon. An investigation is underway.


Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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