Oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong, at least 1 killed

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News ID: 33828
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Publish Date: 10:17 - 08 January 2019
TEHRAN, Jan 8 - At least one person was killed after an oil tanker caught fire due to a blast off the coast of Lamma Island in China’s Hong Kong Tuesday, with a rescue operation for 21 other crewmen underway, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported, citing police.

Oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong, at least 1 killed

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - According to the South China Morning Post, the fire broke out after 11:30 a.m. (3:30 GMT).

"An initial investigation showed there was an explosion and some people fell into the waters from the vessel", a police spokesman said, as quoted by the newspaper.

The rescue operation is underway, with fireboats and a government helicopter dispatched to the area.

Hong Kong police have shared the information about the incident on their official Facebook account.

Source: Sputnik News

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