Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer

(CNN)Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship’s collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said.

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The USS Fitzgerald heads to Yokosuka Naval Base after a collision with a container ship on Saturday.The USS Fitzgerald heads to Yokosuka Naval Base after a collision with a container ship on Saturday.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives at the US Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan, on Saturday.The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives at the US Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan, on Saturday.
The container ship ACX Crystal is seen in the waters off Japan after it had collided with the USS Fitzgerald on  Saturday.The container ship ACX Crystal is seen in the waters off Japan after it had collided with the USS Fitzgerald on  Saturday.

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