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Nine dead in S. Korea fishing-boat blaze

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Nine people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off South Korea's west coast, with efforts under way to rescue one missing crew member, a report said. 

The sun rises over the Yellow Sea on December 19, 2010. Nine people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off South Korea's west coast, with efforts under way to rescue one missing crew member, a report said.

The 20-ton vessel caught fire early Saturday off the port city of Gunsan, forcing 11 crew to plunge into freezing sea waters to avoid flames and smoke, Yonhap news agency said, citing local police.

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