Hundreds missing, many elderly tourists, after ship capsizes on China's Yangtze

SHANGHAI - Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a ship capsized on the Yangtze River in what was likely China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years. | Video

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