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Russian fishing vessel on fire, killing at least four

Russian fishing vessel with 17 crew on board was on fire in the Far East sea on Tuesday, killing at least four people, the Far East regional emergencies center said.

The vessel Vincent caught fire about 16 km off the Sakhalin coast. Thirteen crew members were evacuated to another ship heading to the port Korsakov, the center was quoted by the Itar-Tass news agency as saying.

The damaged vessel is flying the flag of Cambodia. Its crew consists of Russian seamen. The rescue vessel Atlas was dispatched to the incident area off the Aniva Horn.

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