Cargo ship sinks off Japan, leaving two dead, nine missing

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Two people died and nine were missing after a cargo ship sank off southwestern Japan early on Wednesday amid fierce winter winds, the coast guard said, as it continued to search for survivors. Six people who were rescued remained unconscious, while five had revived as of 8:30 p.m. local time (1130 GMT), the Japan Coast Guard said, partly citing information from its South Korean counterpart. The 6,651-tonne Hong Kong-registered “Jintian” – which had 22 crew on board who were Chinese or Myanmar nationals according to media reports – issued a distress call late on Tuesday, the J…

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