Chinese soldiers ride aboard boats to the embarkment after their search and rescue operation near a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River in Jianli in central China's Hubei province on June 2, 2015. Divers on Tuesday pulled several survivors from inside the capsized cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

(Bloomberg) — Hundreds of passengers from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River remain unaccounted for as rescuers worked into the evening amid rain and strong winds.

Rescuers pulled three people from the ship Tuesday after cutting open part of the hull that’s above water level, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. That brought the number of survivors to 15 while five others were confirmed dead, according to Xinhua. That’s out of 458 mostly-elderly passengers who were aboard when the ship capsized.

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