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nnnnn rescue workers have begun saving passengers from the wreckage of a sunken ship on china's yangtze river an elderly woman the first to be pulled from the hall at least five bodies have also been found and removed from the wreckage teens are scrambling to try and save lives after the ship carrying four hundred and fifty eight people capsized during a storm on monday night many of the passengers are senior citizens on a group trip details of the accident are sketchy and blanchard is following the story from beijing thompson in the chief engineer who are were amongst the earliest of survivors they've both been detained by the police and that being questions this is actually quite common in china we have a disaster like this the government generally tends to look for people to blame state media say the ship went down in about two minutes and there was no distress signal but before officials start pointing fingers release signed suggests the situation was well managed , the initial investigation shows the ship wasn't over crowds it is %HESITATION it had enough life vests on survivors that they've also for fall pulled from the water world wearing life jackets , %HESITATION so there are new signs immediately , that this was caused by negligence the chinese government issued a weather warning a few hours before the disaster forecast say heavy rain is expected in the hours ahead making the job of finding survivors more difficult