According to the official information provided by the Guilin, in April 21st, villagers in the village of Xiufeng in Xiufeng District of Guilin organized themselves to practice dragon boat racing in the Peach Blossom River. Around 1:40 p.m., 2 Dragon Boat rollovers occurred and 57 people fell into the water. As of 22:15 PM, a total of 40 people were rescued and 17 people were killed. The search and rescue work was completed last night. In the interview, reporters learned that in Guilin, Lijiang, peach river and other river banks, many villages and towns have dragon boat races before and after the Dragon Boat Festival. Each activity lasts for several months, from the two dragon tour ceremony in February to the dragon boat race. According to the local people, the dragon boat race is five years a small stroke, ten years a big row, this year coincides with the Guilin Dragon Boat Race ten years big stroke, so it has also been paid attention by many rural and villagers. The accident happened in the process of dragon boat training in the village of Dun mu. According to a firefighting officers and soldiers involved in the rescue, the Dragon Boat rollover caused serious casualties, mainly for the following reasons: first, most of the people on the dragon boat did not wear life jacket, once the danger, the risk increased greatly. Second, in front of the dam, the water regime is more complicated and dangerous than it looks. Although the gap of a rolling dam is not large, it will form a whirlpool when it flows down from the height, and it will suck the water trap. Once it is sucked, it will be hard to break away. Third, these drowning people have been rowing for a long distance. When they fall into the water, their strength has been overdrawn, so many people can not get out of danger area in time. Fourth, the recent rainfall in Guilin has caused the turbid flow of the Peach Blossom River, and the current is faster and the risk has increased correspondingly. After the accident, Guilin has set up several working groups to deal with related work. The specific cause of the accident remains to be further investigated. The dragon boat of Guilin has a long history. It is the most famous event in the local area. According to the local saying, five years and one delimit, ten years a big stroke, a free row every year, this year happens to be a big festival in the ten years of the Dragon Boat Race of Guilin. And why does the seemingly calm river cause more casualties? According to rescuers at the scene of the accident, accompanied by the cheering cry on the two sides of the Peach Blossom River, a dragon boat carrying 30 people was driving upstream upstream against the river. But a few seconds later, the dragon boat team tried to rush past the dam, but because the water was swift and whirlpool, the dragon boat capsized. Five minutes later, the second dragon boats also faced the same situation, trying to rescue the first ship, but still turned the boat. Many people on the shore are crying and trying to call for help. At 13:32 yesterday, the 119 command center of the fire brigade of the Guilin City, Guangxi, received the alarm, and the local fire department dispatched more than 80 officers and soldiers to the site for the first time. The rescue officers and soldiers told the Chinese voice that because of the turbulence in the river, the turbidity of the water, the rise of the water level in recent days, the villagers did not wear the life jacket, which caused the disaster, which also brought great difficulties to the rescue work. At the same time, the captain of the blue sky rescue team involved in the rescue analyzed that the roller dam became the gate of hell of the Dragon Boat villagers. Due to the rain, the water depth of a dam in the Peach Blossom River is more than 2 meters. Although the drop of the dam is not large, it will form a whirlpool from the flow and suck the drowning person, and once it is sucked, it is difficult to break away, which undoubtedly increases the risk of death. At 6 oclock in the evening, a lot of villagers were still waiting for the rescue results. They told reporters that the people on the boat were all relatives and friends in the village, the largest 48 years old, the youngest was more than 20 years old. A villager who did not want to be named told the reporter that his brother was not lucky to be killed in the accident. Reporter: you cant find your brother, right? The brother of the dead: just come up. Friends and friends: No, died. All 17 bodies of the victims were salvaged last night. Because of the turbidity of the water, the blue sky rescue team used sonar and other equipment. Pan Zhenguo, vice captain of the blue sky rescue team, said 7 remains were not found when they arrived, because the body had been scattered over the waters three or four hours after the incident. Some of the ships we joined with the maritime police took several hours to salvage, and used sonar for the bottom of the garbage. In particular. It is understood that in yesterdays rescue, the blue sky rescue team with the fire fighters, also participated in the rescue work, a total of 31 players sent ahead, there are 24 players in the rear to do maps, do insurance, collect assistance information and so on.