Guizhou Passenger Ship Overturns in South West China, Killing Nine People and Leaving Many More Missing

4 mins read  Sealuminati TeamSeptember 20, 2021

On September 18, at 16:50, a passenger ship rolled over on the Zangke River in Zangke Township in the city of Liupanshui in Guizhou province of China.

At 11:00 a.m. on September 19, a total of 40 individuals had been found and rescued, 31 of whom were safe and 9 of whom had died. Six people remained missing after the inquiry. The precise number of people on board has yet to be confirmed by authorities.

The passenger ship was confirmed to be a class 8015 passenger ship with a permissible load of 40 passengers. At the time of the accident, there was an overload issue. The majority of the passengers aboard the ship were students.

During the journey, the passenger ship is said to have encountered severe thunderstorms.

Following the catastrophe, the provinces, cities, and counties established 17 rescue teams, dispatching 839 personnel, 50 ships, 28 professional divers, three underwater robots, and four drones for search and rescue.

The search and rescue of missing people, the care of the injured, the aftermath of the deceased, and the solace of family members are all underway at the moment.

The accident's cause is still being investigated.