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One killed in Hong Kong tanker blaze


Abandoned ship: The damaged oil tanker listing to port after it caught fire off the coast in Hong Kong. — AFP

Abandoned ship: The damaged oil tanker listing to port after it caught fire off the coast in Hong Kong. — AFP

HONG KONG: At least one man has died after an oil tanker caught fire off Hong Kong, authorities said, sending a huge cloud of dark smoke billowing into the air.

Twenty-three people have been rescued after those on the vessel either fell or jumped into the sea, according to a police spokesman, while two people are missing. A number of the victims suffered burns, and the government said two injured men were taken to hospital.

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