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Rescuers work through night to reach cruise ship survivors

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2015/6/3 15:25:05

Highlights: Rescue efforts continue on June 3 as a total 15 survivors were rescued from a capsized cruise ship carrying 458 people that sank in the Yangtze River in what may prove to be one of China's worst shipping disasters in decades.

  • An armed policeman stands guard at a police line blocking off the site. Hubei Province armed police cordoned off the area on June 2 as part of rescue efforts. Photo: Global Times

  • Search and rescue work continues during the night of June 2. Photo: Global Times

  • A diver prepares to enter the river with the aid of rescuers. Photo: Global Times

  • A diver holds a searchlight as a rescuer shoots video. Photo:Global Times

  • Divers (dressed in black) take a short rest after returning from a mission. Photo: Global Times

  • A diver prepares to enter the river with the aid of rescuers. Photo: Global Times

  • A diver prepares to enter the river with the aid of rescuers. Photo: Global Times

  • A diver suits up with the help of two rescuers. Photo: Global Times

  • A diver is treated for a wound he suffered from a piece of sharp metal while underwater. Photo: Global Times

  • A rescue team goes over plans at night aboard a rescue boat. Photo: Global Times

  • A team of rescuers stand on the bottom of the capsized cruise ship. Photo: Global Times

  • A rescuer walks down to the surface of the capsized ship. Photo: Global Times

  • A group of rescuers handle a recovered body from the site. Photo: Global Times

  • Exhausted rescuers take a short rest on board a rescue boat. Photo: Global Times

  • Rescuers grab a nap in an office. Photo: Global Times

  • Premier Li Keqiang directs rescue efforts from a boat in the early morning of June 3. Photo: Global Times






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