Thu, August 16, 2012
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Sank ferry leaves 12 missing in E China

2012-08-16 09:04:28 GMT2012-08-16 17:04:28(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on Aug. 16, 2012 shows the site of the accident where a ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province.

A hoist arrives at the site of the accident where a ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province, Aug.16, 2012.

Rescuers leave for the site of the accident where a ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province, Aug.16, 2012.

Rescuers get prepared for salvage after a ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province, Aug.16, 2012.

Hoists arrive at the site of the accident where a ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province, Aug.16, 2012.

Rescuers are ready to leave for the site of the accident where a ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province, Aug.16, 2012.

Policeman arrives at the site of the accident where a ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province, Aug.16, 2012.

A ferry sank in the Ma'anshan section of the Yangtze River, east China's Anhui Province, Aug.16, 2012.

The accident occurred early Thursday morning, leaving a dozen people missing, local authorities said. Nine of the twenty-one people on the ferry were rescued. Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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