Search On for the Missing After a Chinese Cruise Ship Capsizes in a Storm

Rescue teams tap the hull with a hammer, listening for survivors of pleasure cruise.
1:45 | 06/03/15

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missing at this hour after that tragedy at sea. And this image today. A rescuer putting their ear to the hull, tapping it with a hammer, listening for survivors trapped below. The cries could be heard. ABC's chief foreign correspondent terry Moran with word, the captain is now under arrest. Reporter: A heart-stopping moment. Divers pull a 65-year-old woman out of the water from under the capsized boat, haul her onto the hull and rush her to safety. And that tapping on the hull of the ferry, how they search for signs of life. They can still hear people yelling for help inside. The pleasure cruise left last week, traveling west along the yangtze river, carrying 456 people on board, mostly senior citizens, when on Monday night, it hit a massive storm. These eerie images from a security camera on shore and tweeted out by a Chinese news agency. Th T showhe last pictures of the doomed boat, minutes before sinking. And then, the ferry went from this to this. Completely submerged in just minutes. A few survivors swam to safety or drifted to shore, including the captain and engineer. So far, only 14 survivors and at least five confirmed dead. So many missing. Relatives are desperate and angry. "We have no idea whether or relatives are dead or alive," this man said. All this grimly reminiscent of the south Korean ferry disaster last year. More than 300 killed, most students, and the captain there sentenced to life in prison for murder. With so many missing in China, this sinking could be worse. The captain of the Chinese ferry has now been arrested and is being held for questioning. He was reportedly among the first people rescued from the wreck. David? Terry, thank you.

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