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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.


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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