Boat collision kills at least 11 in China
BEIJING (AP) - At least 11 people were killed in a boat collision on a river in central China's Hunan province, Chinese state media reported.
China's Central Television says one other person is missing after Friday's crash on the Yuan River. Another 10 people were injured and hospitalised.
The Yuanjiang city government says on its website that a steel-structured boat carrying 22 people and a freight vessel collided, causing all on board the boat to fall into the water.
The state-run China News said in a July report that the country had 117 boat accidents in the first six months of this year, killing 142 people. It quoted a spokesman for China's Ministry of Transport as saying both figures were down from 2011.