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2 found dead after fire on SKorea boat in Uruguay
2 crewmembers found dead after fire on South Korea fishing boat in Uruguay
By The Associated Press

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) ' Uruguayan firefighters say they have found the bodies of two people who died when a South Korean fishing vessel caught fire.

Fire department spokesman Leandro Palomeque says the bodies were found near the machine room of the Jung Woo 3. The vessel caught fire Saturday morning and firefighters were still trying to extinguish the fire on Monday.

Palomeque says the vessel had 300,000 liters (79,000 gallons) of fuel oil. Officials had it towed out of the Montevideo port to keep it from setting other boats ablaze.



The vessel's 41 crew members include men from South Korea, Vietnam, China and Ukraine. Officials say they have not yet identified the two who died.

Ten others have been hospitalized, six of them with burns.

(This version CORRECTS name as Jung Woo, not Joon Woo.)


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