Boat With More Than 400 People Sinks in Yangtze River

The official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday that a passenger ship carrying 444 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River in southern China, and seven people have been rescued. Xinhua added that further rescue work was under way and the boat was going from Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing when it sank at about 9:28 p.m. Monday night. Xinhua said the boat was carrying 397 Chinese passengers, five travel agency employees and 42 crew members.