Five killed after boat catches fire in E China

2015-03-11 13:47:15 GMT2015-03-11 21:47:15(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

HANGZHOU, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and ten others were rescued after a fishing boat caught fire in waters off east China's Zhoushan City, local authorities said on Wednesday.

The fire broke out in the engine cabin of the boat at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday. A total of 15 fishermen were on board.

The cause of the fire in under investigation.

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