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Oil tanker explodes at southern China port

oil tanker explodes

Oil tanker explodes at the southern Chinese port of Dongfang on the island province of Hainan.

Naphtha carrying oil tanker explodes

BEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) – An oil tanker carrying 3,400 tonnes of naphtha exploded during discharge at a southern Chinese port on Thursday and one person on board was missing, official Xinhua news agency reported.

The rescue team said explosions occurred in the engine room as the tanker was discharging at Dongfang port in China’s southernmost island province of Hainan.

(Reporting by Chen Aizhu; editing by David Clarke)

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