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2 dead, 8 missing after boats sink in east China

2017-March-20       Source: Xinhuanet.com

Two sailors have died and eight remain missing Sunday following two separate shipwrecks in east China.

Two sailors have died and eight remain missing Sunday following two separate shipwrecks in east China.

Rescuers are searching for six sailors from a fishing boat that sank in the waters off east China's Zhejiang Province, according to the local maritime authority.

The vessel, with 11 people aboard, sank around 5 a.m. near Shulanghu island, administered by Zhoushan City, according yo a spokesperson for the city's maritime safety administration.

Five people have been rescued, the spokesperson said.

In the waters off Zhangzhou City, east China's Fujian Province, a vessel sank in the early hours after hitting a rock, leaving two sailors dead and two others unaccounted for.

Air rescuers are searching for the two missing people.

Editor: Will

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