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Overloaded river boat sinks in China, 15 dead

China's official news service says an overloaded fishing boat has sunk in an eastern river, killing 15. Xinhua News Agency says the boat was ferrying 44 people across the Sanjiang River in Jiangxi when it sank on Friday evening.

world Updated: Dec 20, 2008 10:35 IST

China's official news service says an overloaded fishing boat has sunk in an eastern river, killing 15. Xinhua News Agency says the boat was ferrying 44 people across the Sanjiang River in Jiangxi when it sank on Friday evening. The boat had a capacity to carry only 10 people. Twenty-nine onboard were rescued.

Xinhua said all the passengers were employed by private businessmen to cross the river to pick up a type of water chestnut in a village. The businessmen have been detained by police.