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Boat collision kills 11, leaves 1 missing in China

BEIJING: Chinese state media say 11 people were killed in a boat collision on a river in southern China's Hunan province.

China's Central Television says one other person is missing after Friday's crash on the Yuan River. Another 10 people were injured and hospitalized.

The Yuanjiang city government says on its website that a steel-structured boat carrying 22 people struck a freight vessel, causing all on board the boat to fall into the water.

Boat accidents are common in China, although water safety is improving. The state-run China News said in a July report that the country had 117 boat accidents in the first six months of 2012, killing 142 people. It quoted a spokesman for China's Ministry of Transport as saying both figures were down from 2011.

 

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