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Three Fishermen Killed, 26 Missing

THREE fishermen were confirmed dead and another 26 missing from more than 10 maritime disasters caused by tropical storm Goni in the south Chinese island province of Hainan, local officials said yesterday.

Two fishermen were killed and another three missing when their boat was wrecked at Yangpu Port, while one fisherman died and another was missing after their boat sank in the sea near Danzhou City, said Xu Zhuang, secretary general of the Hainan provincial government.

Four crew members on a Cambodian vessel were still missing off Dongfang City.

Eleven fishermen lost contact with the control center on Friday in Beibu Bay.

Another seven crew members on a freighter were missing in Qiongzhou Strait, said an official with the Hainan marine search and rescue center.


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