Seven people have died after a cargo ship sank in the Beijiang River, in south China’s Guangdong Province, Chinese official media said quoting local authorities.
The report said that the ship, Yueyingde Cargo 8030, capsized and sank at 11:30 p.m. on Monday. All the seven bodies had been recovered by 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
The maritime rescue center of the city of Qingyuan initiated an emergency response and dispatched search vessels to the site. The rescue is still on-going, it said.
A team will be sent to salvage the wreck of the ship and further investigation will follow.