Yangtze ship capsizes

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A river ship carrying 456 passengers and crew on an 11-day Yangtze cruise from Nanjing to Chongqing, China, was struck by a tornado on June 1, causing it to capsize and killing 442 people. Most of the passengers were senior Chinese nationals. The 14 survivors included the captain and three crewmembers. 

The 20-year-old Eastern Star had last gone through routine maintenance in late 2014 and was licensed for sailing until April 25, 2016. 

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A river ship carrying 456 passengers and crew on an 11-day Yangtze cruise from Nanjing to Chongqing, China, was struck by a tornado on June 1, causing it to capsize and killing 442 people. Most of the passengers were senior Chinese nationals. The 14 survivors included the captain and three crewmembers. 

The 20-year-old Eastern Star had last gone through routine maintenance in late 2014 and was licensed for sailing until April 25, 2016.