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Child killed, 14 missing after leisure boat capsizes in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

A child was killed and 14 other people went missing today after a leisure boat capsized in a lake in southwest China, authorities said.

The child was one of the four people who were pulled from the Bailong Lake in Guangyuan City of Sichuan Province after the 40-seater boat carrying 18 people capsizedamid strong gales at 2:50 pm (local time), the Guangyuan city committee of the Communist Party of China said in a statement.

It said the child did not respond to emergency treatment and died at a local hospital, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

The document did not give the name, age or gender of the child. It said the other three survivors are out of danger but are still being treated.

The search for the missing is going on. An investigation has been launched, the report said.

First Published: Sat, June 04 2016. 20:28 IST