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Ten dead and 16 missing after tour boat takes on water off Japan

Search continues after Kazu I runs into trouble off Shiretoko peninsula on northern island of Hokkaido

Ten people found by rescue workers after a tour boat went missing in frigid waters off Japan’s northernmost island have been confirmed dead, the coastguard said.

Authorities continued their search with patrol boats, aircraft and helicopters for the remaining 16 people – including two children – who were onboard the Kazu I when it ran into trouble on Saturday off the Shiretoko peninsula on the northern island of Hokkaido.

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