[Photo] 3 dead, 5 missing as boat collided with container ship in Shanghai

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Three persons dead, while five others are missing after a boat convoying 16 people collided with a container ship in Shanghai.

Currently a huge search and rescue mission team were alerted at the scene of collision, which took place in the Yangtze River near to Shanghai on Sunday night, Dec 13.

According to People’s Daily, China, several people have been rescued as part of the operation but five others are still yet to be found.

The cargo ship as reported, sank in the Yangtze Estuary while approaching Shanghai in the late hours of Sunday night or early Monday morning, December 14.

The sank ship is believed to be the Chinese container ship XIN QI SHENG 69 which was travelling from Xiamen to Shanghai.

Reports state the boat collided with another container ship called Oceana, this is yet to be confirmed by officials.

The Oceana is 165 metres long, weighs 17,769 tonnes and carries 1285 containers with 19 crew members. It is currently anchored at the Yangtze River estuary.

Media report states that, the Oceana is 165 metres long, weighs 17,769 tonnes and carries 1285 containers with 19 crew members. It is currently anchored at the Yangtze River estuary, according to media reports.

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