Seventeen Missing After Fishing Boat Collision, Xinhua Says

Two people were rescued and 17 missing after a Chinese fishing boat collided with a “foreign” cargo ship at 3:40am Beijing time Saturday, official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the country’s Navy.

A search and rescue operation is under way in the East China Sea, according to the report. The authorities are investigating the cause of the collision, Xinhua said.

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