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Capsized vessel in Sichuan located with no sign of life


06-06-2016 05:56 BJT

Rescuers have found the cruise ship that capsized on Bailong lake in Sichuan province on Saturday. With the help of sonar sound and other underwater detection equipment, the rescuers located the vessel at a depth of 65.1 meters without any signs of life. Underwater robots will assist the salvage of the cruise ship on Monday.

There were 18 passengers onboard the boat when the accident took place on Saturday afternoon. Officials say they believe the accident was caused by strong winds on the lake.

The local maritime department confirmed that the strongest wind gusts at the reservoir that night exceeded level 12. One child has been confirmed dead and 14 people remain missing so far, with three survivors undergoing treatment in hospital.

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