Boat sinks on China’s Yangtze River, 20 missing: Report

BEIJING: China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency is reporting that more than 20 people, including several foreigners, are missing after a tugboat sank on the Yangtze River. The January 15 morning report says the boat sank Thursday afternoon during a trial voyage in the eastern province of Jiangsu and that three people were saved. The report said Japanese and Singaporeans were among the missing, and that a Frenchman may also be missing. The boat’s owner and technicians working on the boat were also missing.

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