11:51 GMT27 September 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A fishing boat carrying 14 people sank near China's southeastern coast, after which 12 people went missing, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing the local marine rescue centre.

    According to the news agency, the incident took place at about 04:00 a.m. local time (20:00 GMT on Saturday) near the Pingtan Island in China's southeastern province of Fujian. Two crew members were saved, while rescue operations are still underway, the news agency reported, adding that the cause of the incident is being investigated.

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