Oct 29, 2011

VOA Special English News 64

China says two ships had crushed off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao. One of ships sank. China's state-run news agency Xinhua reports that nine of the workers on the ship that sank were rescued late Friday. Ten others are missing. It says all of those who were on that ship are believed to be North Korean. Officials say three of those rescued were taken to the hospital. Xinhua did not give the nationality of the workers on the other ship involved in the collision. Nor did it say who own the 2 ships, neither of them were the passenger ships. Xinhua says 13 ships are now in the area of the accident to help with the search and rescue operation.


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