THREE TUVALU SEAMEN KILLED IN BALTIC SEA

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (April 30, 2002 – Radio Australia)---Three seamen from Tuvalu have been killed in a shipping collision in the Baltic Sea.

Relatives told the PACNEWS agency that the men were asleep in their cabins when the cargo ship they were crewing hit another vessel near the coast of Sweden.

The accident occurred in thick fog.

Rescuers recovered one body and are still searching for the other two.

For additional reports from Radio Australia, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio Australia.

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