China shipwreck death toll rises to 9

Updated: 2012-02-06 13:16


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CHANGSHA - Rescuers have recovered the bodies of nine people from a shipwreck and are still searching for another two missing in Central China's Hunan province, local officials said Monday.

Seventeen people fell off of a boat last Tuesday when the ship they were on capsized amid high winds on a tributary of the Dongting Lake, China's second-largest freshwater lake.

Six of the rescued have returned home following treatment at a local hospital, local officials said.

Authorities are still investigating the incident.