Dozens are missing after a machine ship broke in two and sank in waters off Hong Kong.
The disaster came during violent gales from Tropical Storm Chaba, which swept through the region on Saturday.
Authorities mobilized planes and helicopters for an immediate rescue operation, but so far have only been able to rescue three members of the 30-strong crew.
The three rescued said their crew members may have been swept away from the stricken ship as it capsized in the water. They could only hold on to railings while waiting for help, the South China Morning Post reported.
Some of the crew had abandoned the ship, hampering efforts to get them to safety, rescuers said.
The storm is said to have reached maximum wind speeds of 68 miles per hour.
The dent took place 186 miles off the south coast of Hong Kong. The storm made landfall in the city of Zhanjiang, in China’s Guangdong province, on Saturday afternoon.
With postal wires
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