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Approximately 30 fishing vessels in Japan were damaged by high tides from Saturday’s huge undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga, Japanese fisheries minister Genjiro Kaneko said Tuesday.

Ships in Kochi, Miyagi and Tokushima prefectures capsized and sank, Kaneko said at a news conference, citing hearings conducted by the fisheries ministry as of Monday.

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