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Death toll of Chinese fishermen rise to 8

2012-08-30 02:03:52 GMT2012-08-30 10:03:52(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Maritime Police of the Republic of Korea rescue a Chinese fisherman (fourth from left) from a stranded Chinese fishing boat in Seogwipo on Jeju Island on Tuesday.[Gang Jae-nam / Reuters]

South Korean coast guards help rescue Chinese fishermen after their boats sink.(Xinhua photo)

By Zhao Wei, Sina English

The death toll rose to eight and seven were still missing as of 9 p.m. Wednesday after a powerful typhoon sank two Chinese fishing boats in South Korean waters early Tuesday morning.

According to the Yonhap News Agency, two Chinese fishing boats were hit by Bolaven in waters off the ROK's southernmost island of Jeju in the morning, throwing 33 fishermen into the water.

The coast guard rescued 12 fishermen, and six others swam or were washed ashore.

All the 18 surviving fishermen are in an ROK hospital with one seriously injured, though none of their conditions are life-threatening.

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