More bodies pulled from ship
Ships blared their horns for three minutes and rescuers bowed in silence to honor more than 430 victims of the Yangtze River boat capsizing, as specialists began working on DNA samples from relatives to identify the dead.
The toll from the June 1 overturning of the Eastern Star cruise ship rose to 431 dead, with 11 people still missing, said Hu Kaihong, the vice director-general of the press bureau of the State Council Information Office. Fourteen people survived, mostly by swimming or drifting. Three were pulled by divers from the overturned hull Tuesday.
After the ship was pulled upright by cranes and thoroughly checked by Saturday, the search for additional bodies turned to the river downstream, Hu said.
Authorities planned to expand the search from the Hubei province disaster site as far east as Shanghai, more than 600 miles away.