The number of victims of the conflict 2 dragon boats on the river, surrounded by Guilin Guangxi Zhuang independent region in southern China has risen to 17, reports the Xinhua news Agency, citing regional authorities.
Earlier it was reported about the death of 11 people, 6 people were considered missing without producing.
According to the Agency, the search and rescue operation involved 8 boats and 200 people.
The conflict happened on Saturday at 13.40 on district time (8.40 GMT), when 2 boats tarnished the management during the preparations for the competitions which usually take place in a day of summer Fun (“Duan”, is celebrated on the 5th number of 5-th month on the lunar calendar), when the boat with ornaments in the shape of the head and tail of the dragon take the role in a very beautiful event on the water.
Subsequently conflict boats turned over, 57 people appeared in water, 40 people managed to rescue, some of them safely reached the coast by swimming.
Five victims were directed to the clinic, they were given important medical support. It is noted, in fact that the organizers of the training swims were not informed of the district police, 2 people from the number of instigators of the event were arrested.