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Photos: Death toll from Chinese cruise ship disaster jumps to 431

The death toll from the Chinese cruise ship that overturned in the Yangtze River with hundreds of people aboard earlier this week jumped to 431 people on Sunday.

11 people were still missing less than a week after The Eastern Star, which was carrying 456 people, capsized during a storm. Only 14 survivors, including the captain, were found.

An aerial view shows rescue workers searching on the sunken ship at Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. Very little of the ship is visible and most of it is immersed deep into the muddy waters, making rescue efforts very difficult. Stringer/Reuters

An aerial view shows rescue workers searching on the sunken ship at Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. Very little of the ship is visible and most of it is immersed deep into the muddy waters, making rescue efforts very difficult. Stringer/Reuters

A rescue team works on lifting the capsized cruise ship Eastern Star in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 5, 2015. The ship eventually resumed a floating position once the water drained out of its cabins. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A rescue team works on lifting the capsized cruise ship Eastern Star in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 5, 2015. The ship eventually resumed a floating position once the water drained out of its cabins. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The ship was successfully lifted from the water late Friday evening, allowing the water to drain from its cabins and returning the vessel to floating position. Once upright, the decks were again walkable, making further exploration easier and more efficient for the rescuers.

Rescue workers enter the now floating cruise ship Eastern Star on the Yangtze River, Jianli, Hubei province, June 6, 2015. CNSphoto/Reuters

Rescue workers enter the now floating cruise ship Eastern Star on the Yangtze River, Jianli, Hubei province, June 6, 2015. CNSphoto/Reuters

Rescue workers prepare to enter the salvaged cruise ship Eastern Star on the Yangtze River, Jianli, Hubei province, June 6, 2015. CNSphoto/Reuters

Rescue workers prepare to enter the salvaged cruise ship Eastern Star on the Yangtze River, Jianli, Hubei province, June 6, 2015. CNSphoto/Reuters

The rescue operation for the catastrophe — one of China’s deadliest maritime accidents in decades — has been strong and persistent, with 150 other ships, 59 machines, more than 3,400 Chinese troops and 1,700 parliamentary personnel supporting with efforts, Reuters reported.

A family member of a passenger aboard the capsized ship Eastern Star cries during the government's daily briefing in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 6, 2015. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A family member of a passenger aboard the capsized ship Eastern Star cries during the government’s daily briefing in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 6, 2015. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Still, families continued to demand answers regarding the details of the sinking, as hope for finding more survivors remained dim.

Family members of passengers of the capsized cruise ship burn incense and pray by the riverside in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 6, 2015. Stringer/Reuters

Family members of passengers of the capsized cruise ship burn incense and pray by the riverside in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 6, 2015. Stringer/Reuters

A girl lights a candle at a candlelight vigil to pay respect to the passengers of the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star on the Yangtze River, at a public square in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 5, 2015. Aly Song/Reuters

A girl lights a candle at a candlelight vigil to pay respect to the passengers of the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star on the Yangtze River, at a public square in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 5, 2015. Aly Song/Reuters

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