Local staff from China Post Group in Jianli carry packages of the missing persons from the Chinese cruise ship Eastern Star, and the relatives of travelers who were on board.
The provincial branches of the China Post Group, the Postal Savings Bank of China, China Postal Express & Logistics and China Post Insurance in south China's Hubei Province have introduced measures to assist thousands of rescuers in the search for missing persons from the Chinese cruise ship Eastern Star, and the relatives of travelers who were on board.
A rescue operation is currently under way in the search for bodies and survivors of the Eastern Star which capsized on the section of the Yangtze in Jianli County on June 1. The death toll from the cruise ship accident rose to 434 on June 10, and eight people are still missing. It was on an 11-day trip along the Yangtze with 456 people on board when it was hit by a tornado and capsized in the Jianli stretch of the river.
To better help the rescue crew learn about the latest instructions and care from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in their search efforts, the branches of the China Post Group in Hubei decided to deliver the People's Daily and the Hubei Daily without charge to them on June 3. Furthermore, a total of 1,000 postal bags were quickly offered by Hubei branches of the China Post Group to collect the belongings of the passengers, when the ship was righted and resurfaced from the water on the night of June 5.
Meanwhile, the Hubei branches of China Post Group and China Postal Express & Logistics. announced they would provide the relatives of the missing with free a delivery service and other needy assistance. The Postal Savings Bank of China branch in Jianli also stockpiled extra banknotes in to meet the monetary needs of the relatives of the missing there.
Furthermore, China Post Group in Jianli was responsible for the delivery of food and other basic necessities to soldiers involved in the rescue efforts, while its staff worked with their counterparts from the Postal Savings Bank of China in Jianli to offer 12 relatives of the missing psychological consultations.