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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

1 dies, 8 rescued when two cargo ships collide

One person died when two cargo ships crashed into each other in China and sank in the Minjiang River Fujian Province early Wednesday, according to local officials.

Eight people were rescued and one confirmed deceased by 10 a.m., according to the local maritime rescue center.

The five crew on board the Fuhang 89 vessel were rescued. Three sailors aboard Yongdesheng 168 were rescued and one died, the agency said.

The accident is under investigation.

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