Heavy rains caused a three-storey restaurant boat in China to capsize

Eleven people have been

rescued from a restaurant boat which capsized after colliding with another

vessel on the Jialing river in China. Heavy rains had swollen the river, and

the boat was torn from its moorings by the strong current.


As the video below shows it was swept into midstream

and under the bows of the other craft, and as it turned over and sank those

aboard were thrown into the river. Water levels on the river in the Chongqing

Municipality of south west China are reported to have risen by 45ft in 24

hours.



Local authorities say that

all those aboard the restaurant boat have been safely brought ashore.


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