Eight killed after boat capsizes in China

October 7th, 2008 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS  

Guiyang (China), Oct 7 (Xinhua) Eight people were drowned late Monday when their boat capsized on a lake in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou, officials said.According to officials the accident occurred at about 9 p.m. when they were returning to their homes after attending a wedding party.

The boat capsized on the Yelang Lake in Benjie village of Puding county.

All eight bodies were brought to the shore by rescue officials.

The 21-sq-km artificial Lake is a popular place for local tourists.

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