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Indian tanker explosion kills seven in China

03 February 2014

Xinhua News Agency said on January 28 that an Indian oil tanker being repaired at a shipyard in eastern China exploded and caught fire, killing seven Chinese workers. The workers were repairing the 50,000 tonne-capacity vessel  when an explosion occurred at Haizhou Shipyard in the port city of Zhoushan.

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State-run China Central Television said an open flame triggered the blast but did not provide further details.

Xinhua said the cause was under investigation.

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