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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Two US sailors found dead in Ghana hotel room

Two US sailors found dead in hotel room :
Two US Navy sailors were found dead today in their hotel room while on shore leave in the West African country of Ghana, the US Navy said.

The cause of death was unknown and was being investigated by Ghanaian authorities in cooperation with US Navy officials, the Navy said in a statement.

"Currently there is no suggestion of foul play," Lieutenant Patrick Foughty, a spokesman for the US Navy Sixth Fleet, told Reuters by telephone from Naples, Italy.

The sailors, who were not identified, were stationed aboard the Fort McHenry, a 185m-dock landing ship based in Little Creek, Virginia.

The vessel was docked in the Ghanaian port of Tema, some 28 kilometres east of the capital Accra, as part of a US naval partnership program in West Africa.

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