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2 killed, eight missing in boat mishaps in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Two sailors were killed and eight others remain missing following two separate boat accidents in east today.

Rescuers are searching for six sailors of a fishing boat which sank in the waters off east China's Zhejiang Province, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

The vessel, with 11 people on aboard, sank around near Shulanghu island, administered by Zhoushan City, it said.

Five people have been rescued.

Another vessel sank after hitting a rock in the waters off Zhangzhou City in east China's Fujian Province. Two sailors were killed and two others went missing.

Air rescuers are searching for the two missing people, the report said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 15:42 IST