At least six people were injured when a passenger ship capsized in Guizhou Province. Search and rescue on the scene is continuing.

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 At least six people were injured when a passenger ship capsized in Guizhou Province. Search and rescue on the scene is continuing.


In the early morning of May 24, upstream journalists confirmed from the Propaganda Department of Zhenfeng County Committee and the local maritime bureau of Guizhou Province that at about 7 p.m. on May 23, at the Lurong Township Section of Zhenfeng County in Beipanjiang, the towns own ship overturned. By 1 a.m. on May 24, at least six people had been sent to the hospital for treatment, and the search and rescue of the scene of the incident was still in progress.

_Geographical location of ship overturning in Zhenfeng County, Guizhou Province.

Zhenfeng County Local Maritime Department staff told upstream journalists that at present almost all the staff members of the Department go to the scene to participate in rescue, but the specific number of passengers on board the ship is not yet known.

According to the information from Zhenfeng Peoples Hospital, on the evening of May 23, six injured persons were sent to the hospital for first aid, and none of them were in danger of life. As of 1:00 a.m. on the 24th, there were still emergency doctors waiting at Lurong Rural Discovery Site.

Zhenfeng County Committee propaganda staff told upstream journalists that as of the early morning of the 24th, more information about the ship overturning incident in Lurong Township was still being collected and no specific figures were available.

At about 2:00 a.m. on May 24, rescuers from the Zhenfeng County Fire Brigade participating in the ship overturn accident told upstream journalists at the rescue site that several departments were searching and rescuing.

Source: Upstream News Responsible Editor: Zhang Xianchao_NN9310