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Hundreds of bodies, including that of a three-year-old girl, have been retrieved from Chinese cruise ship Eastern Star pushing the death toll over 400.
Another 36 people are listed as still missing following the disaster, which is the worst in Chinese maritime history.
Only 14 people survived, including the captain, after the boat capsized on Tuesday.
Residents of China's Jinali county have begun hanging yellow ribbons around town to show their support for the victims of the Yangtze River cruise ship disaster.
At least 339 people were killed when a Chinese cruise ship carrying 456 people capsized on Monday. Only 14 people including the captain survived.
The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River has reached 396, a government spokesman has said.
Only 14 survivors, one of them the captain, were found after the ship carrying 456 people sank on Monday night.
The number of people killed when a Chinese cruise ship capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River has reached 331 according to state media, Reuters reports.
Only 14 survivors, one of them the captain, were found after the ship carrying 456 people rapidly overturned on Monday night.
Jiang Zhao, general manager of the company which operated the Eastern Star, bowed in apology for the disaster during an interview with state media on Friday, saying they would "fully" cooperate with the investigation.
Beijing has pledged there would be "no cover-up" in the probe into the tragedy.
Chinese rescue workers have fully righted a ship which capsized on the Yangtze River as officials warned more than 400 people are likely to have died in the disaster.
The Eastern Star ship, which was carrying 456 passengers, sunk in a severe storm on Monday night.
Only 14 survivors have been found so far and authorities said the chance of finding anyone else alive was "very slim".
The operation to right the ship signalled a shift in focus from finding survivors to recovering bodies.
The incident will be the country's deadliest boat disaster in decades, and families of those feared to have died have expressed anger at the response of the Chinese authorities to the disaster.
At least 65 people have died and more than 370 remain missing after a ship capsized on China's Yangtze River, according to state media reports.
Only 14 survivors - including the captain - have been found since the ship carrying 456 people overturned in apparently severe weather on Monday night.
Families of those feared to have died have reacted angrily to the lack of information coming from the authorities.
Relatives have urged the government to release the names of survivors and those who have died, and have also questioned why most of those rescued were crew members.