Oil tanker explodes in Ningbo, 7 dead

Shanghai: An oil tanker “Xuyang 11”, has exploded at Zhangjianqi Shipyard in Ningbo, during repair works. The accident has caused the death of seven workers and one further injury. Oil from the tanker has also leaked into the Yongjiang River.

An official from Ningbo State Administration of Work Safety revealed that the explosion happened during electric welding work near the oil tank.

The “Xuyang 11” tanker is owned by Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company. [14/10/13]

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