Incident happened on Tuesday and intense search is underway
At least 39 people are missing after a Chinese vessel capsized in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, Chinese state media reported.
The missing persons include 17 Chinese crew members, 17 Indonesians, and five Filipinos, Chinese public broadcaster CGTN reported on Wednesday.
It said the vessel was a Chinese fishing boat which “capsized in the central part of the Indian Ocean on Tuesday.”
“So far, no missing person has been found and a search is underway,” the report added.
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