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Fishing boat collides with ship in east China; 12 missing

Published: March 12, 2019 12:34:17 | Updated: March 13, 2019 13:25:46


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Twelve people went missing after their fishing boat collided with a ship and sank in the early hours of Tuesday off the coast of east China's Zhejiang Province.

Local authorities said 14 people on board the fishing boat fell into the water after the accident at about 1:00 am, and two have been rescued, Xinhua news agency reported.

Officials said they have mobilised vessels in the proximity to join the search and several rescue ships have been sent to the area.

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