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Stories of survivors in Eastern Star disaster

( Updated: 2015-06-07 14:41

Ten of the 12 survivors recall their experiences of the maritime disaster on the Yangtze River on June 1, in which a ship carrying 442 passengers capsized and 442 people died.

Stories of survivors in <EM>Eastern Star</EM> disaster

Jiang Geng at hospital, June 3, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Jiang Geng, 35, travel agent

Jiang Geng and his colleague Zhang Hui were in a room on the second deck when the ship suddenly tilted, according to

Realizing that something was wrong, Jiang grabbed the life jacket from a cabinet by his side and immediately jumped out of the window.

Jiang kept calling for help to passing-by vessels and was rescued by a boat hours after drifting in the river.

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