Three dead, one missing after boat capsizes in central China

2008-07-17 15:07:56 GMT       2008-07-17 23:07:56 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

ZHENGZHOU, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Three people died and one was missing after a boat capsized in a reservoir in central China's Henan Province on Thursday.

The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. in the Longbo Reservoir in Shanxian County, said Zhang Zongzhi, a local government official.

Zhang said five people came to the reservoir for pleasure and four of them (two men and two women) took a boat when no guards were there.

Rescuers had recovered three bodies. All the victims were aged 27. A man, 22, was missing.

Rescue efforts are still under way. Investigation into the cause has begun.

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