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One killed, 4 injured, 2 missing in oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island

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By ITN News Editor January 9, 2019 12:23

One killed, 4 injured, 2 missing in oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island

One person was killed, four others were injured and two others missing after an oil tanker caught fire Tuesday off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island.The vessel, carrying oil and chemicals, caught fire at 11:29 local time at Lamma Southwest Anchorage. The fire was upgraded to No.3 alarm at 13:33, according to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government’s information service department. Among the 26 people aboard, one man was found dead at the scene, while 23 others were rescued from sea. Four of the rescued were injured and sent to hospital. Among them, one was seriously burned, according to the information service department. Emergency crews and a total of six vessels from the HKSAR government’s Fire Service Department and the Marine Region of the Hong Kong Police Force rushed to the scene for rescue. The fire was brought under control at 15:42. The HKSAR Government Flying Service also sent helicopters to search for the two missing people.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 9, 2019 12:23

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