4 Guangdong survivors rescued from Malaysia’s sunken boat returned home in Guangzhou on Feb 6, taking the Southern Airline CZ8484 with the companion of their families.
Officers from both Guangdong provincial and Guangzhou municipal Foreign Affair Office came to the airport and warmly sent their regards to the survivors.
Chen Peijie, China's Consul-General in Kota Kinabalu, sees the 4 Guangdong survivors off on Feb 2. [Photo/Xinhua]
The boat went missing on Saturday when travelling from Kota Kinabalu, the state capital, to Pulau Mengalum. A total of 31 people were on board, including 28 tourists from China and 3 crew members.
Staff members of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency were conducting search and rescue work. [Photo/ Xinhua]
By far, 5 tourists from Guangdong have been rescued, 1 has confirmed dead and 2 are still missing. The 4 survivors returned Guangzhou were sent to a hospital for further treatment while one has to stay in Malaysia out of health consideration and will be sent home as soon as getting better.
Guangdong Provincial Foreign Affair Office suggested people should pay attention to the security conditions of their tourist destinations. If turning to any travel agencies, they should also consider the agencies’ qualification and experience. And if caught in any emergency circumstances, they should immidiately call the police and turn to the local embassy for help.
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