2 missing after east China ship leak

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/1/21 14:09:26

Eleven crew members have been rescued, but two still remain missing after a cargo ship was flooded on Monday in sea waters off the coast of eastern China's Fujian Province.

According to Donghai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport, the accident occurred around 4 a.m. near Dongshan county. All 13 crew members abandoned the ship, jumping into the sea to escape.

The bureau sent a helicopter and a rescue ship to the scene. Amid storms, rescuers found five crew members floating in the sea and helped them get onto the helicopter.

Another six crew members were saved by ships passing by.

Rescuers are still searching for the two missing people.

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