On the morning of 21, more than a hundred villagers from the village of Xiufeng Districts Jiashan Street office set out from the ancestral temple of the village of Dun Mun and came to the dock of the Peach Blossom River. They took 2 small dragon boats and 1 big dragon boats against the river, and went to a village in the upper reaches of the village. The experience of the event Li Mingsheng told reporters that the dragon boat is a local custom for a long time. The village started the Dragon Boat activities from the Spring Festival this year. In March, it began to be trained to prepare the Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival. When the 3 dragon boats came to the Lu Village, they encountered a rubber dam. The 3 dragon boats tried to rush over the dam but failed. The Dragon Boat returned. Two small dragon boats continue to try. 1 of them rushed to the dam, but the stern was jammed. The boat slid down the stream and then struck and turned over in front of the dam. Another small dragon boat came to rescue, and then there was a rollover. All 57 villagers were drowned. This is the temporary pier at the scene of the incident (photo taken in April 21st). Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhou Hua Some of the drowning people hurriedly swam to the shore, and some swam towards the big dragon boat which came later. My son and nephew are on the rollover boat. We saw the boat turn over on the dragon boat. Is it not urgent? Villager Lao Yang is a member of the dragon boat. Fortunately, his sons and nephews climbed the dragon boat to escape. Lao Yang said that most of the Dragon Boat lovers in the village were familiar with the water quality, but the water situation at the rolling dam where the accident happened was complicated. Although the gap of a rolling dam is not large, the whirlpool will form when the water flows down from the height. Once the water falls into the water, it will be hard to get rid of it. All the villagers on the dragon boat did not wear a life jacket. Li Mingsheng also confirmed this statement: we never wear lifejackets, we wear local Dragon Boat clothes. After the incident, the main leaders of the Party committee and government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region made the approval of the first time. The party and government officials in the autonomous region, the Guilin city and Xiufeng District went to the scene to command and rescue, and organized more than 700 people in the fire, maritime, public security, medical and nursing staff and cadres and staff and workers, and put into the 120 vehicles of all kinds of rescue vehicles and 6 maritime search and rescue boats. The rescue was carried out in time. In the nearly 9 hours of the rescue, the Guilin City Public Security Bureau Lijiang branch Lijiang police station director Qin Gang and the retired old police officer Wang Liusi and other continuous water search and rescue, successively salvaged the remains of the 10 victims. When we arrived at the scene, 4 Dragon Boat players were killed and 13 players were lost. Qin Gang said. On the two day before the accident, the Guilin had a heavy rain, the river was muddy and the current was swift, which brought great difficulty to the rescue work. According to the conventional search and rescue method diving fishing, is not suitable for the scene environment, to take special way to salvage. Qin Gang said that they invited the old police assistant Wang 64 who grew up in the water and worked on the water rescue all year round to participate in search and rescue. In April 21st, search and rescue workers searched the scene for rescue. Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhou Hua The stone lions in front of the ancestral temple in Dun Mu village are still wearing a new red cloak. This is a traditional activity of praying for a good harvest. It has taken away 17 lives. Qin Gang said that the dragon boat is very dangerous to wash the dams. Usually, when the ship passes the dam, it should go to the shore first, the boat people lift the dragon boat, cross the dam, and then start the water again. Qin Gang said that people who participate in water sports must first ensure that ships and other tools meet safety requirements; secondly, ships should be equipped with life-saving tools, such as life jackets and lifebuoys; at the same time, people should be familiar with water nature and have certain safety knowledge, and are prejudged for natural disasters and uncontrollable conditions and encounter risks. Dont be flurried and have the necessary skills for survival. After the accident, Guilin held an emergency production safety meeting, and asked for lessons learned. Guilin has also set up 17 special working groups to carry out pairing work for the families of the victims. The relevant departments are further investigating the cause of the accident. Source: Xinhua view public number SAIC investigates Dragon Boat rollover accident witness: Dragon Boat forced rush dam Dragon Boat rollover, the youngest victim: father watched his son struggling in the water.