6 Vietnamese sailors lost after boat capsized off South Korea

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The overthrown body of a Korean vessel discovered in Japan waters on Thursday. Photo credit: Yonhap. The overthrown body of a Korean vessel discovered in Japan waters on Thursday. Photo credit: Yonhap.

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Six Vietnamese nationals working on board a South Korean fishing vessel are considered missing after authorities found the boat capsized in Korea's East Sea (Sea of Japan) on Thursday.
Search and rescue staff found a corpse in the vessel Dongkyeong 201, which they alleged to be of the 47-year-old Korean captain.
The Vietnam News Agency quoted Korean authorities as saying that the search are continuing.
The vessel, with the captain and six Vietnamese sailors aged between 28 and 40, left the Korean port of Chuksan, Pohang City, at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
Pohang port reported losing contact with the vessel soon later the same night.
The ship was found three days later in the Korea's East Sea, also known as Sea of Japan, around 96 kilometers away from Pohang.
The Vietnam Embassy to Korea said it will provide urgent support to the families of the missing victims, who were working in South Korea under a labor export program.

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