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More than 400 missing from capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River

More than 400 missing from capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River

More than 400 people were missing Tuesday after a Chinese cruise ship was caught in a storm and capsized on the Yangtze River. Chinese authorities deployed a 140-person frogman team, thousands of soldiers and five helicopters to the site of the sinking, whose death toll could exceed last year’s ferry disaster in South Korea that killed 304 people. The ship, called the Dongfangzhixing, or Eastern Star, was carrying 458 passengers and crew on a 930-mile route from the eastern city of Nanjing to the southern metropolis of Chongqing when it sank about 9:30 p.m. Monday, according to the official New China News Agency. Most of the passengers were tourists between the ages of 50 and 80,...

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