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Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China

Servicemen rushed to save passengers after three-storey boat capsized on swollen Jialing River

Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China
A photo taken on September 20, 2011 shows rescue serviceman checking for people as a passenger boat capsizes after being hit by a restaurant boat on the flooded Jialing River in southwest China's Chongqing municipality (AFP/Getty Images)
Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China
A woman consoles a rescued passenger from a boat which capsized after being hit by a restaurant boat on the flooded Jialing River (AFP/Getty Images)
Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China
Rescuers call out to passengers of a boat which capsized after being hit by a restaurant boat on the flooded Jialing River(AFP/Getty Images)
Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China
A flood-stricken area is seen on September 20, 2011 in Chongqing, China. About 2,080 houses were damaged and 325,000 people were affected as flood peaks of the Jialing River passed Chongqing (Getty Images)
Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China
Nearly 1.7 million people have been forced to abandon their homes and dozens more have died in heavy flooding across large parts of China, the government reported. (AFP/Getty Images)
Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China
Photo taken on September 20, 2011 shows rescuers as they prepare to rescue passengers as a passenger boat capsizes after being hit by a restaurant boat on the flooded Jialing River in southwest China (AFP/Getty Images)
Floodwaters overturn restaurant boat in southwestern China
A combo of photos taken on September 20, 2011 shows a passenger boat as it capsizes after being hit by a restaurant boat on the flooded Jialing River in southwest China's Chongqing municipality (AFP/Getty Images)