Captain of capsized Chinese ship detained: Xinhua

The ship capsized in a storm late on Monday. Only about a dozen people have been rescued so far.

By: Reuters | Beijing | Updated: June 2, 2015 9:31 am
China, china news, china ship news, china ship sinks, china boat sinks, chinese boat sinks, xinhua news, world news, asia news Rescue workers stand on the capsized ship, center, on the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei province Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (Source: AP)

The captain and chief engineer of a ship carrying 458 people that capsized on the Yangtze River in southern China have been detained by police for questioning, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on its official microblog on Tuesday.

It gave no other details.

The ship capsized in a storm late on Monday. Only about a dozen people have been rescued so far.

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