BEIJING, Jan 26 — 8 men and women are lifeless, like six Chinese nationals, following a ship sank in waters off the coastline of Japan, a Chinese diplomat advised point out media Thursday.
The Jin Tian despatched a distress sign on Tuesday evening from a situation all-around 110 kilometres (68 miles) west of the distant and uninhabited Danjo Islands in much southwestern Japan.
Multiple vessels and plane from Japan’s coast guard and army, as perfectly as the South Korean coast guard and private ships, have been concerned in the lookup operation and retrieved 13 crew.
China’s Consul Basic in the metropolis of Fukuoka, Lu Guijun, told state broadcaster CGTN that of the 13 people uncovered, “eight have been verified dead, of whom 6 are Chinese”.
“Five of them — which include 4 Chinese crew associates — are not in lifestyle-threatening problems,” he additional.
“We convey our deepest condolences to the unfortunate victims.”
Japanese authorities are nevertheless to confirm the toll presented by the Chinese diplomat, telling AFP Thursday they could only say that 9 continue to be lacking and, of the 13 retrieved, two are lifeless. — AFP