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Report: Survivors yell for help in China boat sinking

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BEIJING (AP) -- State broadcaster CCTV says rescuers heard survivors yelling for help Tuesday from inside a capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River after it went down overnight in a storm with 458 people aboard, most of them elderly.

The broadcaster says 12 people survived, and at least five people confirmed dead.

CCTV says search teams heard people calling out from within the partially submerged ship about 12 hours after it went down late Monday during a windy storm in Hubei Province. Stormy weather is hindering the rescue.

The broadcaster showed rescuers in orange life vests on the upside-down hull, with one of them lying down tapping a hammer and listening for a response.

The boat was traveling from Nanjing upstream to the southwestern city of Chongqing.


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