The number of casualties on the American destroyer in Japan rose to three people

© Flickr / Сгоисһу69Эсминец US Navy Fitzgerald. Archival photoThe number of casualties on the American destroyer in Japan rose to three people© Flickr / Crouchy69

The number of victims, quickly evacuated from colliding off the coast of Japan with container ship American destroyer has risen to three, according to the U.S. Navy.

«In addition to captain Benson two more sailors (destroyer) Fitzgerald required emergency evacuation to the U.S. Navy hospital Yokosuka,» — said the 7th fleet of the U.S. Navy in his microblog on Twitter. It is reported that the victims received lacerations and bruises.

Earlier, the Navy reported the evacuation of two crew members, including the captain, who was hospitalized in stable condition, the status of other victims is estimated.

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel ACX Crystal, marching under the flag of Philippines. The incident occurred southwest of the Japanese city of Yokosuka at 02.30 local time on Saturday.

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