Chinese Ferry Overturns on Yangtze River, Hundreds Missing

Officials race against time to rescue over 400 people who were on board.
1:41 | 06/02/15

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this breaking news, dramatic images of a passenger cruise ship capsized. It was hit by strong winds and heavy rains from a sicyclone. The captain of the ship has been arrested. Reporter: Incredible scenes on the yangtze river. This, look at them tapping on the hull of the overturned ferry they can still hear people yelling for help from inside. So far, 14 survivors, some pulled from the water, some escaping themselves, including the captain, but hundreds are still missing. It happened just about 9:30 P.M. Monday in China, that's almost 18 hours ago. A pleasure cruise, mostly senior citizens, then torrential rains and fierce winds sank the boat quickly. Now divers are on the site. The boat has drifted two miles in the strong currents and there's still air pockets inside. Desperate relatives are furious. I'm angry, this man says, we have no idea whether our relatives are dead or alive. He rushed to the scene, the whole nation riveted by this disaster. Reminiscent of last year's ferry disaster in South Korea, more than 300 killed, many young students, when that boat capsized. That captain there has been sentence to life in prison. The captain arrested. Reportedly telling investigators his boat was hit by a fierce sudden storm and sunk within minutes. Terry, thank you

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