Rescue workers enter the hoisted sunken cruise ship Eastern Star to search for hundreds of others still unaccounted for on June 5, 2015, 4 days after the vessel capsizes with more than 450 onboard. (Photo/ Xinhua)
The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River during freak weather has climbed to 331 as of 8 a.m. Saturday, after rescuers hoisted it on Friday afternoon.[Special coverage]
Only 14 people have been found alive so far, while another 111 people remain missing, according to the rescue headquarters in Jianli, central China's Hubei Province.
The Eastern Star cruise ship, carrying 456 people onboard, was on a 11-day trip along the Yangtze River when it was immediately overturned by a tornado on Monday night in Jianli.
More than 3,400 soldiers, 1,700 paramilitary people together with 149 vessels, 59 machines and a helicopter have joined in the rescue mission. (Updated)
Huge cranes hoisted a sunken Chinese cruise ship from murky waters on Friday afternoon, nearly four days after the vessel capsized with more than 450 aboard while rescuers continued to search for hundreds of others still unaccounted for. >>>