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Five fishermen missing after boat collision in south China

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Five fishermen are missing after a boat collision off Guangdong Province
  • Two were rescued
  • The other vessel fled

Beijing, China (CNN) -- Five fishermen were missing Wednesday after their wooden boat collided with another boat off south China's Guangdong Province, local authorities said, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.

Of the seven fishermen who fell into the water, two were rescued, Xinhua said, citing the Lufeng Municipal Emergency Affairs Office.

The unknown vessel fled immediately after the incident, which occurred early in the day off Lufeng City, the agency said.