Chinese boat capsized, 5 missing in SKorea

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SEOUL: Five crewmembers were missing and five others were rescued after a Chinese fishing boat capsized off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, the South Korean coastguard said. The boat keeled over while being towed by another Chinese fishing boat after developing engine problems, a spokeswoman of the Mokpo Coastguard said. The accident occurred early Wednesday, some 85 kilometers northwest of Gageo Island in Shinan County. Seven boats from the South Korean coastguard and its navy, backed by four aircraft, are combing the area, she added.

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