Seven missing US Navy sailors found dead after collision off Japan

Seven missing US Navy sailors found dead after collision off Japan

  • 18 June 2017
  • From the section Asia

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All seven sailors missing after the USS Fitzgerald collided with container ship off Japan have been found dead, the US Navy and Japanese media says.

The collision happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, and a search party started working as a helicopter evacuated three injured crew.

The US Navy said rescue workers found the bodies after gaining access to damaged parts of the ship.

It said they will be taken to a Japanese hospital to be identified.

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