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Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from Japanese ship

Tanker was en route to Brazil from China via Singapore

A photo tweeted by Mauritius' prime minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, shows oil leaking from tanker run aground off the coast of the Indian Ocean nation.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Mauritius government declared a state of environmental emergency on Friday over a large amount of fuel that leaked into the sea from a stranded Japanese-owned bulk carrier off the country's coast.

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