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Tug boat sinks in China's Yangtze River; those missing include Singaporeans, Japanese: Xinhua

[SHANGHAI] More than 20 people are missing after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze River in China's eastern Jiangsu Province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, quoting local authorities.

Seven or eight foreigners working on the boat, including Singaporeans and Japanese, were among the missing, Xinhua reported on Friday.

A French citizen may also be among the missing.

The tug was on a trial voyage when the accident happened on Thursday afternoon, Xinhua said.

Three people had been rescued and a search and rescue mission is underway.