Chinese fishing boat capsized – 39 people missing

It concerns a deep-sea fishing vessel that capsized on Tuesday morning at 03 local time, in the central part of the Indian Ocean.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has demanded that all rescue measures be carried out to find the missing crew, writes Xinhua Net. The crew includes 17 people from China, 17 from Indonesia and five from the Philippines, CCTV reports according to AP.

Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Qiang have ordered Chinese diplomats abroad, as well as the agriculture and transportation ministries to help search for survivors, according to the AP.

The text is updated.