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5 bodies found in E. China minibus plunge

HANGZHOU, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The bodies of five people missing after their minibus fell into a reservoir in east China's Zhejiang Province have been retrieved by Wednesday afternoon.

Over 60 firefighters, police officers and rescuers were dispatched to the scene after the accident happened at 9:40 a.m. in a remote village in Suichang County, Lishui City.

The vehicle was transporting three geologists on their way to conduct an official survey nearby and four local villagers.

The driver and one of the villagers managed to reach the shore and walked to report the incident.

The rescuers created a relief road for emergency vehicles to access the site and were releasing water from the reservoir. Divers found all the five missing people as of 4:30 p.m.

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