Operation to lift Eastern Star begins

By lunaradmin - Jun 05, 2015      
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The Eastern Star sank in the Yangtze River on Tuesday.  Salvagers have started on the upturned ship where more than 400 people are estimated dead.  There are 14 elderly passengers out of 456 that are known to have survived.  Rescue workers have switched efforts from searching for survivors to searching the ship’s cabins for bodies. 

Authorities control access to the site where leading family members and journalists continue to complain about a lack of information.  The captain and chief engineer who are among the survivors have been detained.  Many speculate that the cause of the sinking was due to an intense storm. 

The Eastern Star sinking may be one of China’s deadliest boat accidents in decades.

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