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Two boats sink, 47 missing off Xisha Islands

09-30-2013 10:26 BJT

As a result of Typhoon Wutip, two Guangdong fishing boats have sunk in waters around a coral reef in China’s Xisha Islands, in the South China Sea.

As a result of Typhoon Wutip, two Guangdong fishing boats have sunk in waters around
a coral reef in China’s Xisha Islands, in the South China Sea.
 

A total of 171 fishermen were on five boats when the accident happened. 60 fishermen initially fell into the water.

So far, 47 are still missing. And local authorities have lost contact with one of the three remaining boats. There were 28 people on board that ship.

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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