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    Ten Missing in US Navy Destroyer Crash With Tanker

    A search is underway. Ten U.S. sailors were reported missing and another five were injured after guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided early Monday with a 600-foot oil tanker while on its way to Singapore. Although typically rare, it’s the second American warship accident in two months: Seven sailors were killed after the USS Fitzgerald — also from the Navy’s 7th fleet — crashed with a container ship in June. Asked about Monday’s collision, President Donald Trump responded, “That’s too bad,” and later tweeted “thoughts and prayers” for the sailors.

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