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WorldBoat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

19:06  24 may  2019
19:06  24 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China , killing at least 10 people. Twelve divers were among personnel working at the

BEIJING - A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China , killing at least 10 people. The vessel was a motor-powered metal boat that was “self-built,” rather than obtained from an industrial manufacturer, China ’s Ministry of Emergency Management said in a statement

Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing © The Associated Press In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers search a river after a boat capsized near Banrao village in southwestern China's Guizhou province, Friday, May 24, 2019. Chinese state media reported that a number of people died and others are missing after a boat capsized in southwestern China on Thursday evening. (Shi Qiangui/Xinhua via AP)

A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people.

Twelve divers were among personnel working at the scene Friday. Eight people were still missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

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BEIJING (AP) — A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China , killing at least 10 people.

Rescuers search for survivors after 'seriously overloaded' boat capsized in China , killing at least 10 Eight people were still missing as of this morning as rescue effort continues The boat tipped over on Beipan River in Guizhou, notorious for its fast currents

The captain was among 11 people rescued after the capsizing in remote Banrao village of Guizhou province.

Police took the captain into custody. The injured are being treated in the hospital.

The vessel was a motor-powered metal boat that was "self-built," rather than obtained from an industrial manufacturer, China's Ministry of Emergency Management said in a statement Friday.

Transportation accidents on China's rivers and other waterways have become much rarer in recent years as the government emphasizes safety.

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