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Cruise ship capsizes in China, at least 5 fatalities with hundreds still missing




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The ‘Eastern Star’ cruise ship, with 458 onboard, capsized in the storm-hit Yangtze river in China yesterday.

Rescue crews have recovered five bodies so far, but hundreds of passengers are still missing.

The reason for the disaster is not immediately clear, but the ship’s captain and chief engineer were rescued and are being questioned by authorities. They reportedly said that the ship was “caught in a cyclone.”

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