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Chinese tanker explodes off Jeju Island, 2 dead

Dalian: An explosion has occurred onboard a 3,700dwt Chinese flagged oil tanker offshore Jeju Island late last night, causing the death of two crew member, Korean local media has reported.

According to Korean police who are investigating the case, the air conditioning system exploded while the two crew members were doing maintenance work.

The oil tanker was heading to Yeosu, Korea from Jiangsu with 22 crew memebers onboard. [23/05/14]

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