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Indian among 22 killed in China boat capsize

Indian among 22 killed in China boat capsize
The Indian man was listed among the missing along with eight other foreigners, four Singaporeans, an Indonesian, a Malaysian and a Japanese, after the tugboat carrying 25 people capsized on Friday on a stretch of the river between Jingjiang and Zhangjiagang, which is close to the Yangtze’s mouth near Shanghai.

All the eight foreigners on board the ill-fated vessel were killed, Jiangsu Maritime Safety Administration (JMSA) was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency. Seventeen Chinese people were also on board the ill-fated ship. Twenty two, including eight foreigners, were declared dead while rescuers had earlier saved three people, all Chinese, including an interpreter. Rescuers found the body of the last missing person in the tugboat’s cockpit.

The boat, coded “Wanshenzhou 67”, was lifted out of the waters this morning, 40 hours after it sank in Fubei Channel. The Indian, a resident of Singapore, was identified as Harikrishnan Mani by state-run People’s Daily which published the names of all eight foreigners who were killed in the accident. Officials at the Indian consulate in Shanghai said efforts were on to bring his family members to China.
PTI

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