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20 Missing After Chinese Boat Sinks

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Rescue workers are seen at the site after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze River, near Jingjiang, Jiangsu province, January 16, 2015.

Rescue workers are seen at the site after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze River, near Jingjiang, Jiangsu province, January 16, 2015.

Search and rescue teams in eastern China are looking for more than 20 people missing after a tugboat sank in the Yangtze River on Thursday afternoon.

Yangtze River, China

Yangtze River, China

The newly-constructed boat was on a test run in the eastern province of Jiangsu when it went down.

Officials said Friday that three people were rescued. Around eight of the missing are foreigners, including people from Singapore, India and Japan.

Rescuers are trying to raise the boat in hopes that some survivors may be trapped inside.

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