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Rescue workers work around the clock in search mission

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06-03-2015 10:18 BJT

Rescue workers are searching around the clock for anyone still be trapped, 37 hours after a cruise ship with more than 400 passengers aboard overturned and sank in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River, central China, during bad weather. Many of those missing are retirees.

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei Province, June 2, 2015. The ship, named Dongfangzhixing, or Eastern Star, sank at around 9:28 p.m. (1328 GMT) on Monday in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River. Carrying 406 passengers, five travel agency workers and 47 crew members, the ship was heading from Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, for southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

The tourist ship was sailing from the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing to southwest China's Chongqing municipality.

Most of the passengers are still missing. Among the 456 passengers, only 14 have been saved. Seven people are confirmed dead.

Premier Li Keqiang Tuesday arranged the next step of the rescue work, reiterating the "all-out efforts" to save lives. More than 4,600 rescuers, including more than 200 divers, are battling bad weather to search for those missing.

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China

Rescuers work at the site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei Province, June 2, 2015. The ship, named Dongfangzhixing, or Eastern Star, sank at around 9:28 p.m. (1328 GMT) on Monday in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River. Carrying 406 passengers, five travel agency workers and 47 crew members, the ship was heading from Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, for southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

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