17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China
Rescuers prepare to search for missing boaters on the Taohua River in Guilin in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Chinese state media said that several people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing dozens of people to fall into the water. (Chinatopix via AP)

BEIJING (AP) — The fire department says the death toll from two boats that capsized in southern China has risen to 17.

The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened. It’s not immediately clear what caused the boats to capsize.