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Tongan ferry sinking kills Briton

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A British man drowned after a ferry capsized off the coast of Tonga, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.

Dan MacMillan, 48, who had been living in New Zealand, was among 80 passengers and crew on the ferry when it sunk earlier this morning.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: "No other British nationals are believed to have been aboard."

An FCO spokesman said Mr MacMillan's family had been informed and consular assistance offered to them.

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