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Two Barge Collision – Six Missing

Two Chinese barges, both carrying construction waste and sand collided in thick fog near Hong Kong. Six people were missing.

The force of the impact threw eleven crew members of one barge into the sea; that vessel sank very quickly after the crash. Five of the crew members were rescued, suffering from various injuries, but six could not be found. Divers continued to search the scene for the remaining crew members.

A statement from the Hong Kong marine department said, “The rescuers have searched for them overnight but we are still looking for the six missing.”