Cruise Ship Sinks On Yangtze River With 458 On Board
A passenger cruise ship carrying more than 400 passengers, most of them elderly, sank in bad weather on the Yangtze River.By Matt Patston | June 2, 2015
Rescue efforts continue around a capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River. The death toll could make it the worst maritime disaster in recent memory. More than 400 passengers and crew are unaccounted for.
The ship, named the Eastern Star, sank Monday night during a thunderstorm. Rescuers confirmed 15 survivors so far, including the captain and chief engineer, who were detained for questioning.