• 14 missing after boat capsizes in southwest China

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    HONG KONG: Fourteen people were missing Saturday night after a boat capsized on a lake in China’s southwest Sichuan province, state news agency Xinhua reported.

    The leisure vessel, which could seat 40, had been carrying 18 passengers when it capsized on Bailong lake in Guangyuan city due to strong winds, Xinhua quoted the local government as saying in a statement.

    Rescuers managed to save four people and were continuing to search for fourteen others, the agency said.

    In June last year a cruise ship sank in a storm on the Yangtze river, killing 442 people, in China’s worst shipping disaster for more than six decades. AFP

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