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Two killed, one missing after boat, barge sinks off Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Two men died and another remains missing after a pusher tug and a barge sank early Tuesday off Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said.
The 100-ton boat and the 1,300-ton barge with six crew members sank at about 3:40 a.m. after sending a distress signal, the coast guard said. The coast guard pulled the bodies of Sakumi Oura, 59, and Katsuhiro Maruyama, 46, from the water and is still looking for skipper Kazuhiro Takeya, 48. The three other rescued crew members are fully conscious, according to the coast guard, which is searching for the missing man.
The pusher tug and the barge were anchored off Hirado. The weather was fair at the time of the sinking.
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Lightning, flash floods kill 4 in northern Ethiopia

Lightning, flash floods have killed four people in Amhara regional state located in northern Ethiopia on Wednesday night.
Amhara regional state Police department Public Relations Coordinator Commander Ascahlew Alamewe, said the disaster happened in Kobo area, 555 kms north of Addis Ababa, the capital city, with one person dying as a result of lightning strike while three others died when they were swept away by flash floods.
The Ethiopian Meteorology Agency warned earlier this week a prospect of above-average rainfall induced flood accidents in different parts of the East African country.
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