Ship carrying 400 people sinks in China’s Yangtze River

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Beijing, June 2 (IANS) A passenger ship carrying more than 400 people sank on Monday night in China’s Yangtze River.

The ship, named Dongfangzhixing, or Eastern Star, sank at around 9.30 p.m. in the Jianli — Hubei province — section of the Yangtze River, Xinhua reported.

It was headed towards south-west China’s Chongqing city from Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province.

Rescue work is underway.