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11 dead, 6 missing after 2 dragon vessels topple

Eleven people have died and six others remain missing after two dragon boats overturned on Saturday in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said.

The accident happened at about 1:40 p.m. when two dragon boats overturned during a practice session on Taohuajiang River in Guilin.

Fifty-seven people fell into the water and 40 of them were rescued. Rescue work continues.

Authorities in Guilin said villagers in Dunmu organized the practice session without notifying police beforehand. Two organizers have been detained. Enditem

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