HUBEI, CHINA- After the three days’ feverish efforts, Chinese salvagers have finally accomplished to fully right the ship, Eastern Star, which had capsized on the third largest river of the world, Yangtze River. This disaster has caused more than 400 fatalities.
The cruise ship got trapped in a freak storm on Monday, which caused it to overturn.
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Among the 456 including passengers and crew, only 14 have been known to survive. This is marked as the worst shipwreck faced by the communist rule in 60 years.
Only three individuals were salvaged alive from inside the ship.
Authorities state that the chances for any more person to be still alive are odd “In a situation in which the overall judgment is that there is no chance of people being alive, we could start the work of righting the boat,” says the Spokesperson for Transport Ministry, Xu Chengguang.
There were two gigantic cranes to lift the hull which was barely visible over the brown waves of the river.
After the ship was righted, its image was tweeted which showed that the roof of the ship was crushed. Now, when the ship has been righted, emergency workers would focus upon searching the cabins for bodies rather than looking for survivors.
Till the time, 97 bodies have been retrieved, as there was progress when three holes were cut on the upside hull of the ship. The holes were then closed to maintain the ship’s buoyancy.
Now the ship would be lifted above the water surface in order to conduct the search.
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