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2 killed in east China boat accident – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

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HANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Two people were killed after a fishing boat struck a reef and sank in the sea near east China’s Zhejiang Province on Monday, according to local authorities.

The accident occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Monday when the boat carrying eight crew members tried to rescue another boat near Huangxing Island, said the office under the marine and fisheries bureau of the city of Zhoushan.

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The provincial agriculture and rural affairs department dispatched several rescue boats after receiving the report of the accident.

As of 5:55 a.m. on Tuesday, all eight crew members were found. Two of them died in the hospital.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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