China urges Malaysia to continue search for missing Chinese tourists

| Updated: Jan 30, 2017 22:09 IST

Beijing [China], Jan. 30 (ANI): China on Monday asked the Malaysian authorities to continue its search and rescue effort for Chinese nationals from a boat that sank off Malaysia's Sabah State on North Borneo on Saturday evening. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also expressed hope that Malaysia would report the developments promptly, reports Xinhua. "In the meantime, China hopes the Malaysian side will carry out fair and objective investigation to find out the truth as early as possible," said Geng. According to Chinese Foreign Ministry, 20 Chinese tourists had been rescued, with three dead and five missing. The boat carrying 31 people, including 28 tourists from China, went missing on Saturday after sailing from Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia to Pulau Mengalum, a popular tourist island, some 60 km west to Kota Kinabalu. (ANI)