5 missing as minibus plunges into reservoir

Updated: 2016-01-13 15:57


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HANGZHOU - Over 60 firefighters, police officers and rescuers are trying to find five people missing after their minibus fell into a reservoir in east China's Zhejiang Province on Wednesday morning.

The accident happened at 9:40 a.m. in a remote village in Suichang County, Lishui City.

In the vehicle were three geologists on their way to conduct an official survey nearby and four local villagers.

The driver and one of the villagers managed to reach the shore and walked to report the incident.

The minibus has been located in the reservoir, which locals say is eight to nine meters deep, but no trace of the missing had been found as of 2 p.m.

The rescuers have created a relief road for emergency vehicles to access the site and they have been releasing water from the reservoir.