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Rescuers begin turning over capsized ship to assist search

By Liu Kun in Jianli, Hubei and Su Zhou in Beijing | China Daily | Updated: 2015-06-05 07:39

Rescue workers have started righting the cruise ship that capsized on Monday in the Yangtze River during a storm with 456 people on board.

By Thursday evening, 77 bodies had been recovered, including four that were found and identified in Yue-yang, Hunan province, on Thursday afternoon. Only 14 people have been found alive.

The rescue headquarters decided to turn the ship upright and drain out all the water so it could be put back into the river for further examination of all cabins.

Rescuers begin turning over capsized ship to assist search

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