Dragon boat capsizes in Chongqing, 3 deaths reported

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9th June 2024 – (Chongqing) Chongqing Municipality in southwest China was struck by a devastating incident, as local authorities confirmed on Sunday that three individuals had tragically lost their lives when a dragon boat capsized. The calamity unfolded on Wednesday afternoon during a training session for an upcoming local dragon boat race in Xiushan County. Shockingly, it was revealed that many crew members were not equipped with life jackets at the time of the accident.

Initially, after the capsizing, one fatality was reported, while two individuals were declared missing, sparking a desperate search and rescue operation. However, the hopes of finding them alive were shattered on Sunday morning when authorities confirmed that the two missing individuals had also succumbed to the tragedy.

As the community mourns the loss of these lives, investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are currently underway. Authorities are determined to uncover the factors that led to this devastating accident and to take necessary measures to prevent such tragedies in the future.