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At least eight dead and six missing in the collision between a tanker and a cargo ship in Shanghai

August 22, 2020

The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration announced the recovery of eight bodies on Saturday after a collision between a tanker and a cargo ship that occurred at dawn on Thursday.

The bodies were found by rescue workers this Saturday morning, but six people are still missing.

According to the official Chinese news agency Xinhua, 14 people were initially missing after the collision between the two ships at 0339. The collision set the tanker on fire, while the freighter later sank according to the outlet.

At least eight dead and six missing in the collision between a tanker and a cargo ship in ShanghaiAt least eight dead and six missing in the collision between a tanker and a cargo ship in Shanghai

Three people were rescued immediately after the accident.

State media identified the crash site 1.5 nautical miles southeast of the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia that meets the East China Sea in Shanghai.

Rescue workers boarded the oil tanker and found the eight bodies after the fire was brought under control. Rescuers continue to search for the missing. 15 ships and two aircraft took part in search and rescue operations.

The causes of the crash are being investigated.

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