At least 3 dead, 2 missing after fishing boats capsize in Japan

2015-09-01 09:34
((Ignatius Martin, AP)

((Ignatius Martin, AP)

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Tokyo - Three crew members died and two were missing after several six fishing vessels capsized during bad weather in south-western Japan on Tuesday, reports said.

The three men were pronounced dead after being rescued by a coast guard ship off Tsushima, about 1 100km south-west of Tokyo, broadcaster NHK reported, citing authorities. One person was missing.

Another fisherman was missing after his boat was found overturned off Shimonoseki city, 900km south-west of Tokyo, NHK reported.

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