Chinese Cruise Ship Capsizes: Yangtze River Rescuers Desperately Listen for Sounds of Survivors in Submerged Hull
Officials pounded on the ship's hull to listen for survivors.
By EMILY SHAPIRO
June 2, 2015, 2:45 PM
• 4 min read
-- Officials made dramatic rescue efforts, at least one with a hammer, to reach hundreds of passengers trapped in an overturned cruise ship on China's Yangtze River after it capsized in a storm.
Search teams heard people calling out from within the partially submerged ship, state broadcaster CCTV News reported. Video showed one of the rescuers lying on the upside-down hull and tapping a hammer, apparently listen for trapped people inside.
Desperate relatives are furious as they search for their loves ones: One man said he was angry because he has no idea whether family members are dead or alive.