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Six Sailors Killed in Ship Fire

Six crew members of a Cambodian crab fishing boat were killed on May 16 after a fire broke out on their ship. The vessel was anchored in a Japanese port at the time.

The fire reportedly took hold of the Taigan, which had been in the port of Wakkanai in northern Japan since May 14, according to a local Japanese coast guard official.

A total of 23 crew members were on board the vessel at the time of the fire.

In addition to the six victims that were killed, two other crew members were hospitalized for burns.

The fire burned for about 11 hours before it was finally extinguished. The six bodies were only found after the fire was extinguished and water was pumped out of the vessel.

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