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One dead after oil tanker catches fire south of Hong Kong

One dead after oil tanker catches fire south of Hong Kong

Hong Kong (CNN)At least one person is dead and two missing after an oil tanker caught fire south of one of Hong Kong’s main islands.

The fire broke out aboard a vessel transporting kerosene near Lamma Island around 11:30 a.m. local time, a police spokeswoman told CNN.
Crew on board jumped into the water as the fire engulfed the ship, 23 of the 26 or so believed to be on board had now been rescued by marine police boats, the spokeswoman said. One dead body was also pulled out of the water.








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