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11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines

By Chennabasaveshwar

At least 11 Indian crew members are missing on Friday after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as a typhoon churned in the region.

11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines (Representative image)

The Hong Kong-registered vessel Emerald Star with 26 Indians on board sent a distress signal the vessel was sailing some 280 kilometres (174 miles) east of the northern tip of the Philippines, reported AFP.

The Japanese coastguard said three other vessels sailing near the area rescued 15 crew members but 11 others were still missing.

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