Two dragon boats boats capsize in southern China, killed 17 people

Vastavam web: Two dragon boats practicing for a race on a river in southern China have overturned, drowning 17 people, authorities said today.The accident happened at about 1:30 PM yesterday when the dragon boats, 18 meters long and with a capacity of 30 passengers each, overturned during the practice session on Taohuajiang River in Guilin, the regional capital.Seventeen people were killed after the boats overturned yesterday in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the authorities said.