Yangtze river rescuers fight weather, search for survivors

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Rescue workers carry a body from the capsized passenger ship Dongfangzhixing or “Eastern Star” vessel which sank in the Yangtze river in Jianli, central China’s Hubei province on June 2, 2015. AFP/ JOHANNES EISELE

Hundreds of people are missing and feared dead after a passenger ship capsized in China’s Yangtze river. According to China’s Ministry of Transport, 456 people were on board when the ship flipped amid heavy rain and strong winds. CCTV’s Zhao Yunjie filed this report from Hubei province, in central China.

Yangtze river rescuers fight weather, search for survivors

Yangtze river rescuers fight weather, search for survivors

Hundreds of people are missing and feared dead after a passenger ship capsized in China's Yangtze river. According to China's Ministry of Transport, 456 people were on board when the ship flipped amid heavy rain and strong winds.CCTV's Zhao Yunjie filed this report from Hubei province, in central China

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  • A frantic rescue effort in eastern China’s Hubei province.
  • Intense rain and wind have not let up making the rescue effort even more difficult.
  • More than 100 medical experts have arrived from nearby areas.