12 People Missing After Ferry Sinks - Yangtze River, Anhui
Created: 2012-08-16 18:41 EST
A ferry sank in the Yangtze river near Ma an Shan city, AnHui Province on August 16.
China's Xinhua News Agency and CCTV, report that on August 16, shortly before 2 am a ferry sank in the Yangtze river near Ma an Shan city, AnHui Province.
Nine people were rescued, but twelve are reported missing.
The No. 104 Ferry came to grief whilst on its way to Hexian County.
Families members of those missing are at the site and praying for a miracle.
The ferry was carrying 5 trucks, 3 cars and 2 battery vehicles.
Search and rescue efforts are continuing.
All Ma an Shan ferry services are suspended at present.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation.