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Filipino families of sunken ship crew plead for search to resume

Sep 16, 2020 - Reuters Africa

By Reuters Staff

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MANILA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Families of 39 Filipino crewmen who were aboard a cattle ship that sank during a typhoon are pleading for a search to continue and to expand into uninhabited islands and nearby waters, two weeks after their vessel capsized off Japan.

In tears during an online news conference, family members urged authorities to resume a massive search effort, after Japan’s coastguard suspended its rescue last week.

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