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                Easter Star Ferry afloat                               Eastern Star capsized by cyclone
      Jianli volunteers are comforting the relatives of the Yangtze ferry disaster as they await any news. Some 400 motorists in Jianli County of central China's Hubei Province signed up as volunteers. These "Yellow Ribbon" volunteers will provide free rides to the relatives of the victims and those involved in the rescue operation for those missing in Monday's capsized ship accident on the Yangtze River reports CCTV. http://newscontent.cctv.com/NewJsp/news.jsp?fileId=299343
ABC News online and Reuters also noted the scores of volunteers from Jianli offering help and providing water to anxious family members and friends of those onboard the ill-fated cruise.
China's CCTV had previously reported the capsizing of a ferryboat on the Yangtze River. The ferry, named Eastern Star, was headed from Nanjing to Chongqing when it sank in the Jianli section of the river. The rescued Captain and engineer of the ferry implied that an unforeseen velocious cyclone engulfed the ship, overturning it before the crew could deliver a "MayDay" distress call. 

The Washington Post reports that the "state sponsored" cruise was an 11-day tour from Nanjing to Chongqing along the Yangtze, and it included the popular Three Gorges section of the world’s third-longest river. The trip cost the equivalent of about $160 US dollars and was popular with senior citizens. 

China's CCTV believed that there was a total of 458 people onboard the doomed ship. 406 are reported as Chinese passengers, with five travel agency workers and 47 crew members. As of today, 14 people have been found alive, with 75 confirmed dead, and 370 passengers still missing.

President Xi Jinping convened a special meeting of the ruling Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, June 4, 2015 to discuss the disaster, state news agency Xinhua said. He further stated that there would be a full investigation of the incident. 









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