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Focus shifts to hows and whys of deadly US destroyer collision

Navy's investigation may not provide quick answers

The damaged USS Fitzgerald at the Yokosuka naval base, near Tokyo, on June 18

TOKYO -- Investigations into Saturday's collision between an American destroyer and a Philippine containership are intensifying, after the U.S. Navy confirmed the deaths of seven crew members.

The collision occurred around 1:30 a.m. south of Tokyo Bay, according to the Japan Coast Guard. The weather was clear. At this point, the key unanswered questions are: How did it happen? And why was the damage to the warship so severe?

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