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Seamen die in Devil?s Triangle

The Greek captain and first mate of a cargo vessel died yesterday after their ship entered the area of the Atlantic known as the Bermuda Triangle amid high winds.

According to sources, the 47-year-old captain of the Aegean Angel and his 33-year-old first mate had emerged onto the deck of the vessel to see what damage it had incurred during an earlier storm when they were hit by a large wave. A 34-year-old Cypriot navy lieutenant who also had been aboard the vessel suffered serious injuries.

The ship, en route to the port of Houston in Texas from the Estonian capital of Tallinn, had been 800 nautical miles off Bermuda when it was hit by a storm and winds of up to 8 on the Beaufort scale. The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil?s Triangle, is a region in the western part of the North Atlantic where several aircraft and vessels are said to have disappeared mysteriously.