Tragedy in China- 17 Killed in Dragon Boat Accident

It is with great sadness that there were 17 people killed in a dragon boat accident. It is happened in the Guangxi region of southern China happened during training for the popular event, also called the Duanwu Festival, which will be held in June and features long boats powered by dozens of paddlers racing along rivers and reservoirs.

When two of these boats tried to pass an overflow dam on the Taohua River, they capsized and 57 people onboard fell into the fast-flowing water, the newest vedio showed a boat approaching the overflow barrier sideways and suddenly being sucked under while onlookers shouted in dismay.

It is a great sadness for all the dragon boat paddlers, everyone pls take care when you are going to have a training in such a rapid river.